hard drive

  help122 22:09 19 Jan 2006
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i have a 40gb 4200rpm hard drive in my laptop, im going to upgrade itto another hard drive thats has 5400rpm, will this increase my systems speed

  SG Atlantis® 22:13 19 Jan 2006

you won't ever ever notice it. Is the new drive bigger capacity?

faster means noisier and uses more power too.

  VoG II 22:14 19 Jan 2006

I doubt that it would be noticeable.

  rmcqua 22:14 19 Jan 2006

Probably, since the "search time" of the new drive will be a bit lower than the old one. However, I imagine the difference in speed will be so small as to be hardly noticeable.

  help122 22:15 19 Jan 2006

yes 60gb

  VoG II 22:21 19 Jan 2006

Still no difference.

The biggest difference you would be likely to get would be by adding more RAM.

  SG Atlantis® 22:25 19 Jan 2006

The reason I asked was the new drive bigger was because that is THE ONLY reason I'd change drives.

The 25% increase in rpm is not important here especially as the new drive is 50% bigger.

  SG Atlantis® 22:26 19 Jan 2006

VoG is correct more RAM will be your biggest booooooster!

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