Topic: Waste of time and a waste of money?
How's it all going?... so I am sitting here on my N10J and deciding what type of upgrades I could do with this netbook, and also possibly my other ageing Toshiba that I use for gaming.
Through my previous posts regarding upgrades to faster RAM and HDD's, and from the constructive feedback from u guys, I've come up with another thing I could do, but could be a complete waste of time (and maybe money too).
What I was thinking... was replacing the current 250GB HDD in the N10J for a raptor HDD, I've seen one for about A$300 for a 150GB 10,000rpm HDD. I don't care too much about space, just mainly speed. But what I am worried about is if replacing the HDD with such a device was going to make battery life totally crap, and also if it's going to make the little innocent netbook sound like a jetfighter? My other question is actually regarding my Toshiba Tecra A7 notebook, it is about 2 years old now and running the older SATA type HDD, could I fit a SATA2 HDD in it, or must I have a SATA type HDD? I am thinking of putting the Raptor HDD in either my Toshiba for gaming and quicker response, or my netbook for the speed of read/write capabilities and response times. What do u guys think? Better spent in the Toshiba? I know I could replace the HDD to SSD, but I've heard a few issues regarding dead spots and problems with reading/writing speeds.
The Raptor HDD in question is actually the "Western Digital VELOCI Raptor 2.5" 150GB 10000RPM SATA 16MB".
Thanks, I appreciate all feedback given!
Notebook: Samsung R620/ Intel Core 2 Duo 2.53 (P8700)/ 4GB DDR2 RAM/ 500GB HDD/ ATi HD 4650 (1GB)/ Windows 7 Home