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Will a TP 600E (26458AU) accept a new 60 gig 7200 rpm drive?

Discussion in 'IBM Thinkpad' started by Bryan Williams, Nov 19, 2003.

  1. Hello all,

    I have a 600E model 26458AU and was originally looking to put a 40 gig
    5400 rpm drive in it (any suggestions by model #?).

    Since Hitachi has come out with a 7200 rpm 8 meg buffer drive
    (Travelstar 7K60) I was wondering if this drive would work in my old
    PII 366.

    I bet someone in here has tried it. If so, did you notice a nice
    boost in performance? I run XP Pro on this machine and could use all
    the disk access improvement I could get.


    Bryan Williams, Nov 19, 2003
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  2. Bryan Williams

    JHEM Guest

    Yes, there's an improvement in overall operation of the 600E with one of the
    newer HDs installed, and yes, it's noticeable.

    But, I don't think the improvement under "normal" operations (wordsmithing,
    small spreadsheets, email, etc.) warrants spending the money for one of the
    7200RPM drives vs. saving a few bucks with one of the 5400RPM drives such as
    the IBM/Hitachi GNX series.

    If you perform a great deal of photo rendering, database compiling or other
    HD intensive operations on your system, then the 7200RPM drive would more
    than likely be a better fit for you.


    JHEM, Nov 19, 2003
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