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Inclusa
2012-Mar-13, 06:11 AM
This hard drive has a little age on it, and I'm considering changing it.

Primary Information
Manufacturer SEAGATE
Hard Drive Type Internal
Form Factor 2.5" x 1/8H
Hard Drive Interface Type ATA-100 (Enhanced IDE)
Buffer Size 8 MB
Hard Drive Capacity 80 GB
Average Seek Time 12.5 Ms
Data Transfer Rate 100 MBps
Hard Drive Spindle Speed 4200 Rpm
Product Line Seagate Momentus
Compatibility PC
Height 0.4 Inch
Depth 3.9 Inch
Width 2.8 Inch
Weight 0.2 lbs.
Hard Drive

Hard Drive Type Internal
Hard Drive Interface Type ATA-100 (Enhanced IDE)
Form Factor 2.5" x 1/8H
Buffer Size 8 MB
Hard Drive Capacity 80 GB
Storage Controller
Storage Device Hard drive
Performance
Data Transfer Rate 100 MBps
Hard Drive Spindle Speed 4200 Rpm
Average Seek Time 12.5 Ms

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Will this make a big difference in performance?

DoggerDan
2012-Mar-13, 11:43 AM
Inclusa. You're tripping me. Just UPGRADE. Doesn't matter what - anything in the 1 TB range will have all the tools you need to switch.

And really, it care's less about your spindle speed, or weight. It'll work. Trust me.

Solfe
2012-Mar-13, 12:04 PM
What DoggerDan said 54x. Going from 80 Gb to 1 TB is going to going to feel like warp speed no matter what stats say.

Inclusa
2012-Mar-14, 03:49 AM
It cannot be done; even if done, the gain is modest (if at all).
The only available internal IDE Hard Drive is 160G in size and 5400 in spin speed. (Mine is 4200 in spin speed and 80G; as I have said before, I don't even use up to 10% of 80G (Add it up, you will see that under 10% of the hard drive is under use.)
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The only thing I may do is switching from ext4 to jfs next time around.

pzkpfw
2012-Mar-14, 04:23 AM
The thing to do, would be wait until you don't need an IDE drive. (i.e wait 'till your whole box gets an upgrade; any money you spend now, is money you can't spend making meaningful improvements).

Inclusa
2012-Mar-14, 05:52 AM
I just better settle down and use the hard drive as it is; did anyone spot that it is a Linux hard drive?

ggremlin
2012-Mar-14, 06:08 AM
Not from the initial specs, no; but once you started talking file systems, the chorus sang. It looks like a laptop through, old one too.

Solfe
2012-Mar-14, 01:31 PM
You have so much space! My computer cried when I clicked "take a screenshot".

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Inclusa
2012-Mar-16, 05:39 AM
How does this happen? It sounds like a really old dog; even my older computer has something like 40G hard drive.

Solfe
2012-Mar-16, 02:53 PM
They are SSD cards instead of hard drives. :) This machine is about 3-4 years old, 7" inch screen, 900 mhz, 512 MB RAM. It works for surfing and typing papers. I have a card of music and movies.

I can switch from Mint to Ubuntu to XFCE by swapping the card out. Most of my important data (homework and such) sits on dropbox.com.

Inclusa
2012-Mar-17, 07:14 AM
Sorry, I'm not that "technologically sophisticated".

Solfe
2012-Mar-17, 03:40 PM
Oh, its not that hard. You just have figure out if and how your hardware will boot from a USB or Card Reader. Once you tackle that issue, everything is just like installing to a regular hard drive. Unetbootin software for setting up USB and SD cards is easy to use.