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Permlink Replies: 6 - Pages: 1 - Last Post: 22-Jun-2010 14:32 Last Post By: Jeka-Ил
gcaramaliu

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Satellite A200 - replacement of HDD
Posted: 22-Jun-2010 09:38
 
Hello,

I have a Toshiba Satellite A200 1IZ and I want to replace my hard drive because I have some bad sectors.

I don't know if my motherboard supports SATA and what version, if I can order a 7200 Rpm, maximum capacity.

Any advices?

Thanks'
gcaramaliu

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Registered: 19/09/08
Re: A200 - replace HDD
Posted: 22-Jun-2010 14:10   in response to: gcaramaliu in response to: gcaramaliu
 
Me again, I would like to order this HDD Western Digital Scorpio Black, 320GB, SATA, 16MB.

I also contacted my local dealer and they recommended the original HDD Toshiba MK2035GSS 200 GB (4200 rpm!!) for a price about three times bigger than the WD model above.

Is there any logical reason why I should order the original HDD in stead of WD model?
Tonny

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Registered: 21/09/09
Re: Satellite A200 - replacement of HDD
Posted: 22-Jun-2010 14:18   in response to: gcaramaliu in response to: gcaramaliu
 
Hi

As far as I know the Satellite A200 supports SATA 2.5” HDD.

Since SATA controller has no hardware limitation, an usage of all SATA 2.5” HDDs should be possible.

So in my opinion you should be able to use a 500GB 2.5” HDD without any compatibility problems…

PS: Uusally it’s no matter what HDD manufacturer it is but of course there are different HDD manufacturers which provide different HDD standards and a no-name 2.5” HDD would be cheaper as an branded HDD…
Jeka-Ил

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Registered: 11/03/10
Re: Satellite A200 - replacement of HDD
Posted: 22-Jun-2010 14:24   in response to: gcaramaliu in response to: gcaramaliu
 
Hi,

I don't know if my motherboard supports SATA and what version, if I can order a 7200 Rpm, maximum capacity.

i think your motherboard supports sata and can handle 320 Gb hard drive even more. I don't recommend 7200 rpm because it will produce more heat and noise.

Is there any logical reason why I should order the original HDD in stead of WD model?

Personally, I don't see much difference between them. Wd is pretty good and famous brand. I run Wd hard drive on my desktop almost for 5 years without any troubles.
gcaramaliu

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Registered: 19/09/08
Re: Satellite A200 - replacement of HDD
Posted: 22-Jun-2010 14:29   in response to: Jeka-Ил in response to: Jeka-Ил
 
Thank you for your answers.
Now I have a new problem: 7200 or 5400? Untill now I red only advices for 5400...
Tonny

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Registered: 21/09/09
Re: Satellite A200 - replacement of HDD
Posted: 22-Jun-2010 14:31   in response to: gcaramaliu in response to: gcaramaliu
 
Hi

It’s no matter what speed the HDD support. Both are compatible.
But faster HDD should provide better performance… so I would take a 7200rpm HDD…
The heat dissipation might be higher due to fast rotation but I doubt this could affect the notebook….

Greetings
Jeka-Ил

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Re: Satellite A200 - replacement of HDD
Posted: 22-Jun-2010 14:32   in response to: gcaramaliu in response to: gcaramaliu
 
Now I have a new problem: 7200 or 5400? Untill now I red only advices for 5400.

Personally, I advice you to get 5400 rpm. 7200 rpm hard disk produces more heat and noise. They are good for desktop computers.
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