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Old 04-01-2011, 03:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well my friend is selling his Gateway NV78 and the hard drive on the thing is broke....which he doesnt know what kinda hard drive he should buy to replace the old one. Hes going to buy the hard drive then im going to check it out and see if it can play World of Warcraft pretty good then prolly buy it for $150


I just need to know which 500gb hard drive he should buy and replace it with thats the best and cheapest price.



This is the one i found really quick but idk if its good lol idk anything about laptop hard drives.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152236

The Specs of the laptop are

Video Card - intel GMA 4500MHD Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0

Proc - Core 2 duo 2.0ghz T6600

Ram - 4gb


IM just going to be using this computer to play games (World of Warcraft, MapleStory, and Lineage 2)
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Default Re: Might be buying a used Gateway laptop for $150

the GMA 4500 is gonna be pretty hard pressed to play anything even at lowest settings. it'll run, but just not very nicely. but for $150 i say go for it. And it probably uses a 5400rpm 2.5" sata drive. You could drop a 7200rpm 2.5" drive in there and it'll speed things up a decent bit. I got a 500gb 7200rpm 16mb cache drive for 80 bucks which was a solid investment.
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Old 04-01-2011, 05:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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this was the one i was thinking about getting for it


Newegg.com - Western Digital Scorpio Black WD3200BEKT 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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Unless you are using this plugged in all the time, a 7200rpm will kill your battery life.
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Old 04-01-2011, 05:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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oh for real idk id bring it to my friends house and stuff id prolly have it plugged in most the time
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That's fine than. That WD is great.
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alright for real good! haha his old one was 5400rpm so it will be a lot faster im hoping
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