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#1 Pteroduck

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:05 PM

any ideas on a reliable drive thats fast and quiet?
i read about the traveler 7k series and the other scorpio blacks

I'm not quite leaning towards Seagate Barracudas because i know they go faulty after a year and WD has a 5 yr warranty for their black series

edit: its for a hp hdx-16t-1200 if anyone is interested in what im putting the drive in. Compatibility is a must :P


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:06 AM

Fast? quiet?

Get a SSD :tongue:



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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:27 PM

i was thinking that but my laptop doesnt accept SSD's for some reason, i put my crucial m4 in there before hand to see if it would work, no bueno



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:22 AM

i was thinking that but my laptop doesnt accept SSD's for some reason, i put my crucial m4 in there before hand to see if it would work, no bueno

 

What problem did you face to be exact?

Any laptop shouldn't face any problem with SSD.


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:04 AM

Depending on the SATA controller you have get a matching SSD....

 

If you have SATA-II then get a SATA-II SSD and so on...The Kingston are good for swaps like that and I've had no issue retrofitting laptops with SSD drives when keeping them fitted. I wouldnt put a newer SATA-III drive into a laptop with a SATA-II controller as thats where issues arise sometimes


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:58 AM

Depending on the SATA controller you have get a matching SSD....

 

If you have SATA-II then get a SATA-II SSD and so on...The Kingston are good for swaps like that and I've had no issue retrofitting laptops with SSD drives when keeping them fitted. I wouldnt put a newer SATA-III drive into a laptop with a SATA-II controller as thats where issues arise sometimes

 

:withstupid:  I was just going to say this as well.



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:13 AM

Depending on the SATA controller you have get a matching SSD....

 

If you have SATA-II then get a SATA-II SSD and so on...The Kingston are good for swaps like that and I've had no issue retrofitting laptops with SSD drives when keeping them fitted. I wouldnt put a newer SATA-III drive into a laptop with a SATA-II controller as thats where issues arise sometimes

 

I don't think adding a mid-range SATA III SSD in a SATA II controller will cause a bottleneck.

Or, will it? :unsure:


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:40 AM

my M4 was a sata 3 so i might assume thats the problem. I plugged it in and when i ran the hard disk test its tell me hard disk not detected or something like that



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:15 PM

my M4 was a sata 3 so i might assume thats the problem. I plugged it in and when i ran the hard disk test its tell me hard disk not detected or something like that

 

Then may be the controller of the laptop is too old to detect any SSD...


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:43 PM

so i guess i'll have to find a new HDD for my laptop then:/



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:23 PM

so i guess i'll have to find a new HDD for my laptop then:/

 

Before deciding that I think you should contact HP and ask them about the compatibility of HDD or SSDs with the laptop you own. And google is always your friend. ;)


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:24 PM

i have and this is the best i came with on that. HP just recommended me their replacement parts so that was no help

http://tim.id.au/lap...p/hp hdx 16.pdf its on page 8