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itpastorn
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Putting in a really large drive in z61p

Hi all. My first post here.

 

I am feeling very cramped on my z61p. I want a 320 GB 7200 rpm disk at least.

 

I am looking at  a Travelstar 7K320. (Lenovo does not list any 7200 rpm disks larger than 100GB?)

 

Could there be any issues? Any thoughts?

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wjli2
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Re: Putting in a really large drive in z61p

You should be in the clear, 320 gb should be okay
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itpastorn
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Re: Putting in a really large drive in z61p

I am now chosing between Hitachi, Seagate and Western Digital. All have 320 GB 7200 rpm 2.5" drives.

 

They have very similar specs, but the average seek time differs surprisingly much:

 

Hitachi: 12ms

WD: 4.2 ms

Seagate: 4.17ms

 

Hitachi also have 3 year warranty when the others have 5. And to top it off it os not the cheapest.

 

Does anyone have any additional info I should consider?

 

Step 2. How do I transfer the pre-boot area from my old drive?

 

Lars Gunther

ajkula66
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Re: Putting in a really large drive in z61p

It all depends on what's most important to you...Seagate and WD are little noisier than Hitachi, but nothing in my experience beats Seagate's longevity...

 

Hope this helps.

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George




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Re: Putting in a really large drive in z61p

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I did the same as you're contemplating.  I bought a Travelstar 7K320 then used an ultrabay HDD adapter 40Y8725 to clone my boot drive to the new 320GB drive.  I now boot to the 320 and use the old drive for storage and backup.
Message Edited by jpatrick on 10-06-2008 05:09 PM
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