Harddrive Required..... and maybe other parts? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Laptops and Notebooks
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-06-2011, 04:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 555
Default Harddrive Required..... and maybe other parts?

OK so... Laptop harddrives... are like.. alien to me.

I need a decent one at least 60GB.

The thing is, it needs to run silent AND cool. Can't afford extra heat in the tablet I have coming.

I understand there was/maybe still is a bottle neck with SATA speeds (something about the RPM vs Transfer Rates not matching up)

The original model came with usually a 250 GB - 5400 rpm (I believe Sata 1.5 ? ... eh.. so many confusing/conflicting terms) drive, but the model I bought had it's drive removed (for whatever reason) Seen some cheap Sata on Newegg (well.. $40) but wanted to make sure everything was simple as it seems.


So... I need a Cheap, silent-ish, cold-ish running Laptop/Notebook Harddrive, for a HP TX2525 tablet. (Once again, believed to have "SATA 1.5"




Was also wondering if there was a cooler/better CPU to use in it (since it's socketed)


And there are reball services available, and I wondered if anyone knew if the motherboard was compatible with any other Video Card (even though directly soldered in) it has a HD3200 chipset, which massively overheats and causes video disconnect eventually.
__________________

__________________
*UPDATED*
Windows 7 64bit
CPU: Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.67Ghz (Stock)
GPU: GTX 760
Ram: OCZ Platinum 6GB DDR3 1600 Triple Channel (Stock)
Mobo: ASUS P6T Deluxe
PSU: Corsair TX750W
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache (ST31000333AS)
Cooler Master HAF 932
Gothch1ck is offline  
Old 08-06-2011, 04:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
MindoverMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
Default Re: Harddrive Required..... and maybe other parts?

You just need a 2.5" hdd. Not much more to it. Get something like this: Newegg.com - Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD1600BEVT 160GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive -Bare Drive

5400rpm drives run quiter and cooler than 7500rpm.

If it's soldered on, there;s nothing that you can do with it. If it overheats, get a laptop cooler.
__________________

__________________
Neowin.net Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline  
Old 08-06-2011, 05:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
iFargle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 4,029
Default Re: Harddrive Required..... and maybe other parts?

Chances are it needs to be 9.5mm tall too, not the 12mm tall ones that have bee coming out (usually larger in size, 750GB - 1TB)
__________________
7700k 32GB RAM 512GB 960 Pro GTX 1080 NCase M1
15" Retina MBP || 64GB Nexus 6P || 64GB iPad Air 2
Battle.net: iFargle #1561 || Steam/Origin: iFargle
iFargle is offline  
Old 08-06-2011, 05:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
MindoverMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
Default Re: Harddrive Required..... and maybe other parts?

Anything under 500GB should fit the smaller size.
__________________
Neowin.net Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline  
Old 08-06-2011, 06:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 555
Default Re: Harddrive Required..... and maybe other parts?

yea i didn't really think they had too much too em really.. just size physically.


Dunno though.. for $40 for a 160GB... hmmm... what are prices on SSD now? lol
__________________
*UPDATED*
Windows 7 64bit
CPU: Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.67Ghz (Stock)
GPU: GTX 760
Ram: OCZ Platinum 6GB DDR3 1600 Triple Channel (Stock)
Mobo: ASUS P6T Deluxe
PSU: Corsair TX750W
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache (ST31000333AS)
Cooler Master HAF 932
Gothch1ck is offline  
Old 08-06-2011, 06:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
iFargle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 4,029
Default Re: Harddrive Required..... and maybe other parts?

Like $100 for 64GB on a good day
__________________
7700k 32GB RAM 512GB 960 Pro GTX 1080 NCase M1
15" Retina MBP || 64GB Nexus 6P || 64GB iPad Air 2
Battle.net: iFargle #1561 || Steam/Origin: iFargle
iFargle is offline  
Old 08-06-2011, 07:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
MindoverMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
Default Re: Harddrive Required..... and maybe other parts?

Yeah, SSD's aren't really worth it for laptops yet. Other than boot speed, you aren't gaining much.
__________________

__________________
Neowin.net Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How can I transfer my entire harddrive contents to another harddrive? soarwitheagles Microsoft Windows and Software 19 07-10-2009 02:14 PM
.avi movie split into multiple parts -> rejoin all parts how? Mjmitch2 Computer Audio and Multimedia 3 08-02-2006 06:10 PM
F/S High end computer Parts, RAM, MOBO/CPU combo, Harddrive TipsySmile Buy/Sell/Trade and Hot Deals 31 03-23-2006 05:07 PM
External Harddrive into Interal Harddrive JPdawg218 Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 7 02-03-2005 08:42 PM
Clean harddrive required for new hardware? IntentIsZero18 Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 8 11-17-2004 02:05 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.