I hope I am not breaking TOS or anything by asking this.
I recently purchased a new computer. I ordered a Gateway E-295C (C-140) tablet pc. It is scheduled to arrive next week. (for more details on my order, please view this forum
, also specs of my computer are in my sig)
I am looking to upgrade the hard drive in the tablet. I would like to order by tomorrow, so that I will get the HDD around the same time as the tablet, and can do a clean install of Vista. My number one priority when ordering this tablet was performance, and that is the same when choosing a HDD. My second priority is storage. I think I've narrowed it down to two drives; the HITACHI Travelstar 7K200 HTS722020K9SA00 (0A50940) 200GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Notebook Hard Drive - OEM
or the Western Digital Scorpio WD3200BEVT 320GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Notebook Hard Drive - OEM
. If there is anything better please let me know.
I have been hearing mixed feelings between the two drives. Some people say the 7200rpm will win hands down no matter what, others say that due to higher density, the 320GB will be about the same performance. What difference would I notice, if any between the two drives in my particular tablet. Also, how do heat, power consumption, and noise compare?
Thank you very much for your time and advice, it is greatly appreciated.