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    Upgrading the Toshiba laptop

    Hi guys.

    Small question. I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro A10 laptop. Ive upgraded the memory to 512mb, and its packing a 2.5ghz CPU.

    The only thing i think that is slowing the machine down is the HDD. Does anyone agree with me that "upgrading" the 4200rpm disc ive currently got to a 5400rpm 8mb cache disc will improve performance on this machine?

    Many thanks!!

    W Johnson

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    yes...it will boot the speed up to 130%...i reckon...
    thts what the speed difference on a new powerbook with 4200rpm n 5400 rpm HDD

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    It'll probably reduce the battery uptime a bit though...

    Still, sounds like a fair tradeoff.

    Also, a fresh windows install might help.
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    The faster RPM HDDs claim NOT to impact battery life, but of course YMMV.

    I'm gonna get one of the 7200 RPM ones as soon as I can afford...should make the whole machine a load snappier.
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    cheers guys,
    i got it and now its amazingly fast hehe
    yeah shaved about 30mins of the battery but i tihnk its still coolio

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    Quote Originally Posted by kez
    It'll probably reduce the battery uptime a bit though...

    Still, sounds like a fair tradeoff.

    Also, a fresh windows install might help.

    lol, a new hard drive = a new windows install methinks


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    Kezzer, unless you ghost from the old to the new, which is what I might do..probably not though...
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