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Old 03-29-2007, 05:14 PM   #1
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Default Seagate 7200.2 160GB Notebook Drive

How do you make one of the best mobile drives on the market even better? Make it faster, of course. We are taking a look at Seagates latest high-end notebook drive, which offers not only high density, but high-performance.

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Old 04-01-2007, 06:30 PM   #2
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Default compare 7200 to 7200?

It seems strange that drive comparisons were only to a 5400 and 4200 drive- what about to other 7200 drives? That would actually be useful.
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I wouldn't call it strange. You didn't read the review, so I'll just quote from it:

"Sadly, I did not have any other 7200RPM notebook drives on hand, so I instead used Toshibas 4200 200GB and Hitachi 5400 100GB for comparisons."
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When will this drive be available to purchase? I've been looking around and can't find it anywhere. Didn't they announce it almost a month ago?

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It shipped out to retailers on March 12, so it should be appearing anytime now. Yes.. it seems to be taking it's good ole time :-/
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Old 04-03-2007, 08:41 AM   #6
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I am a musician moving to computer recording. I am looking to buy a new laptop currently, and I'm researching my options. I plan to use a firewire interface to convert my analog signal.

None of the laptop options I'm looking at offer a 7200 rpm hard drive as an option. Maybe no one does at all. I feel this would be a wise route to take for the recording software I'll be using. My law school requires that I use a pc (i'm not totally stoked about parallels or running two OSs), so I'm looking to get Windows Vista. This, naturally, will strain the hard drive more on its own. That is my main reason for wanting a 7200 rpm har drive.

Anyway, I know a good deal about computers, but I've never replaced a laptop hard drive? Are the sizes and shapes pretty universal? Do I need to worry about compatibility issues?

The Seagate 7200.2 seems to be a great option. If anything, the huge storage capacity will delay my new system from turning obselete for a long time. Does anyone with more experience in this area have any insight or suggestions for me? I would appreciate any thoughts.

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There is absolutely no difference between replacing a desktop hard drive and a notebook hard drive. You will just need to replace the hard drive that came with your laptop with the Seagate 7200 and install Windows once you boot up. The installer will take care of formatting and that jazz.
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Just got one today to replace a Hitachi 80gig on a Macbook.
Installed in seconds,
Feels faster than the previous one
Makes a bit more noise but not disturbing
I'm now ready to transfer music and photos
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Glad to hear you like it! Definitely a huge upgrade in both speed and density.
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