Where can I find a lap top harddrive that meets these specs...

By awsman892
May 10, 2008
  1. I've looked around on newegg and tigerdirect and couldn't seem to find it. any help would be great. I found a few:


    But I'm not sure which is better, or if I should go with another one all together (suggest one if you know of one). I also have another post about lap tops, and thats why I'm trying to find a harddrive, because in the Asus G2SG-A1 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220284&Tpk=g2sg-a1), It only has a 5400rpm harddrive, and I want a 7200rpm. Thanks! -Nick

    (my other post: https://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?p=614961#post614961)
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    If you are sure that the notebook drive is SATA and not PATA, you could try either one of the 7200 drives. They may not be compatible with the motherboard's bios. Sometimes you cannot interchange 5400 drives with 7200 drives. There may also be a maximum capacity spec too. With Windows Vista, you may be ok on these specs
  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Just be aware that the Hitachi 7200 drives 100 GB and larger do not last very long... so far about a year is all you can expect. The heat is incredible. If you slow down to 5400 rpm, life improves a lot.
    Consider Seagate or Western Digital...
    I don't know of any current laptop with Windows XP Service Pack 2 that cannot handle those drives, but older laptops and any laptop with a Service Pack 1 disk will have real trouble.
    Older IBM's from 2006, 2005, and 2004 will have some trouble depending on the chipset. There are eight IBM thinkpads that will not work with either of those drives... as well as some Compaqs, Gateways, and low end HP's... but it varies from model to model and you cannot easily find the information online.
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