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Old 02-07-2005, 08:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question [dumb Question] Laptop Hard Drive Speeds

Is there some manufacture out there making standard laptop hard drives (2.5 inch) at 7200RPM yet? If so, who are they?

Reason why I ask is that I am get a lot of people asking me to quote 7200RPM drive on the notebook barebones that I build.

To my knowledge, 7200RPM only come on some Desktop Replacements Notebooks when they put in a standard desktop drive into a notebook book.
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Old 02-07-2005, 08:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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absolutely!
hitachi, toshiba.... i think that hitachi was the first to do it though
with the Hitachi's Travelstar E7K60
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okay, is that still an IDE interface?
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im pretty sure the hd's have an IDE interface... google it..that hitachi model does tho..
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go with the hitachi travelstar
i have that in my laptop and i can tell the difference

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...919&CatId=1277
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Old 02-08-2005, 08:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If you are looking for reliability, you might wait until another manufacturer comes out with a 7200 RPM 2.5" drive.

That hitachi is fast, but you may be happy with a Toshiba or Seagate 5400 rpm drive also.

Sorry, but I have replaced way too many Hitachi drives compared to every other manufacturer. That goes for notebooks and desktops.
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hm i havent had any problems with my hitachi hard drive
depends on what kind u get i guess
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I just bought a Hitachi. I know they are not the best, but I didn't have enough money to get an 80GB Seagate.
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yes i definetly have to agree that seagate is much better
if u are looking for a very fast laptop harddrive go with the seagate savvio
37gb or 73 gb at 10,000rpm wooo
yes this is a 2.5 in hard drive too
http://techreport.com/reviews/2004q4...o/index.x?pg=1
but the price is insane so if ur willing to pay the price get that
if not i think the travelstar is the best option
just my 2cents
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