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Travelstar 80GN 4200RPM vs Travelstar 5K80 80GB 5400RPM

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by Dr Lou, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. Dr Lou

    Dr Lou Guest

    I have installed the Travelstar 80GN 4200RPM on my HP ZT3000 laptop.
    Fast and silent. A quiet hard drive is important to me. I haven't been
    able o see a comparison of the older 4200RPM and the newer 5400RPM
    Travelstar. Has anyone seen the data? Recommendations?
    Dr Lou, Apr 27, 2004
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  2. Dr Lou

    arnb Guest

    I recently replaced my OEM 8Gig, 4900RPM(not a typo) IBM drive with the Hitachi
    TravelStar 5k80-40, that's a 40Gig, 5400 RPM with an 8meg buffer, totally quiet
    here. All I can say is this drive has made my aging Dell Inspiron 7000, 300mhz
    machine fly.

    Since the HD is one of the slowest devices in your system, I would suggest
    getting the fastest HD I could afford that works with your hardware and BIOS. A
    comparison of Hitachi drives is available here

    arnb, Apr 27, 2004
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