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Exclamation hard drive swap - 08-09-2011, 05:37 AM

i am looking into getting a new hard drive but i want to upgrade to the most speed i can without going to a ssd( i dont like the idea of read/wright cycles) so my question is what is the max transfer rate and what is the max rpm the computer can handle? also what is the best way to migrate to a new hard drive when im using osx(i will figure this out if nobody has any suggestions)?

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Default 08-09-2011, 12:01 PM

if you want speed then make sure that any drive your get is 7200rpm instead of the more standard 5400rpm, if you look at Western Digital Drives (my personal preference) the Scorpio Blue line runs 5400rpm and the Scorpio Black runs at 7200rpm, the transfer rates across different vendors doesnt change very much, just make sure that its 7200rpm, with the WD's the largest that will fit is 750gb (thats what I run), I have heard of someone putting in a 1tb but there are some mods required....the max size is 9.5mm for a 2.5in drive the 1tb is 12mm and like I said needs some mods to far as migrating from one drive to the other, some of the drives come with software for this, others do not, you can use Norton Ghost which works well and Acronis Disk Director Suite will do the job also

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Default 08-10-2011, 08:14 PM

Hey, warning !!!
Dell mini 10v has a SATA-1 controller !!!!!

I made a BIG mistake when I baught a Crucial M4 ssd for this netbook... sata2 or sata3 are not managed. Retrocompatibility of course, but the same datarate as the original harddisk

I write data to 1,2 MB/s...

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Default 08-24-2011, 05:36 AM

bummer so a 1.5gbps is the absolute fastest it will ever go and will not receive any benefit from a 3gbps or 6gbps upgrade? also where did you find that info because i couldn't find any info before i asked at all.
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Default 08-24-2011, 01:59 PM

3Gbps and 6Gbps SSDs will be capped at 1.5Gbps in the 1011. But the lightning fast seek times of a fast SSD should be unaffected, and in my opinion, it's the fast seeks that are most of the performance boost.

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Default 09-06-2011, 05:10 PM

Max transfer rates aren't the biggest draw for SSDs - the seek time will make your system respond much quicker than a regular old spinning disk.
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Default 09-13-2011, 10:12 PM

hay I swapped in this drive
the link is in the thread
my boot time is quick i havernt tested it but it is a great half way house between SSD-HDD
hybrid drive

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