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Old 03-03-2008, 08:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello Laptopians, i have a problem with my laptop, when watching dvd's or big videos (these are running off my HD not from a CD) and when playing more hardware intensive games my laptop stutters every like 4 seconds for about half a second and its very irritating. It also takes a little while to loads general things such as mozilla, windows in windows, start menu etc at first but after i have oppened them a few times it seems to be ok in windows.

Anyway i think its my harddrive doing this, i have heard a few clicks now and then from my harddrive but pretty rarely. Still i dont think its my memory, cpu or gpu.

Anyway because of this i think i might buy a new harddrive, i have a Dell inspiron 9400 and i know that it requires a 2.5" harddrive but some sites say the height (i think mine is 9.5mm) but if i buy any 2.5" will they all be 9.5mm in height? I dont want to buy one and find it doesnt fit.
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As long as it is 2.5 it will be fine.
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Any 2.5" drive should fit. Just make sure to get the right interface. And go for a 7200 rpm model if you can.
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So will a SATA 300 harddrive work? I have a SATA 1.5 in here at the moment.
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So will a SATA 300 harddrive work? I have a SATA 1.5 in here at the moment.

Yes, get a 7200 rpm SATA drive. Keep the screws, as new unboxed OEM drives rarely come with hardware.
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ok cool, but screws?? my drive just slots in and the screws are like, part of my laptop so i wont be chucking them out :P It screws in through the bottom of the laptop. i think i might get this. Good choice do you think?

Seagate 80GB 2.5" Laptop Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 8MB Cache - OEM - Ebuyer
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ok cool, but screws?? my drive just slots in and the screws are like, part of my laptop so i wont be chucking them out :P It screws in through the bottom of the laptop. i think i might get this. Good choice do you think?

Seagate 80GB 2.5" Laptop Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 8MB Cache - OEM - Ebuyer
That drive will be just fine. The screws I'm talking about are the screws that hold the drive in the caddy. You'll see when you pull the drive out.
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