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W500 hard drive change

Hi there,

My W500 has just a 160 GB HDD, and I want to replace it by a new drive of 1TB (or at least 500 GB)

What I have now is 7200 RPM, I guess it's SATA I

I'm not very used to purchase hard drives but I guess the most usual drives are now SATA III 5400 rpm, right?
Is the W500 going to take advantage of the SATA III?
Will I feel it slower because the 5400 rpm instead of 7200 rpm?

Thank you

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Re: W500 hard drive change

Your drive now is probably SATA 2, but that really won't matter. A 5400 RPM drive will seem slower for any processing where you need to read a lot of small files.  The times you will most likely notice are startup and shutdown.


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