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Hard Drive Upgrade for old Laptop

Discussion in 'Laptops & Tablets' started by mogli1990(OcUK), 2 Jun 2010.

  1. mogli1990(OcUK)


    Joined: 30 Jun 2008

    Posts: 162

    Hi everyone

    I've got an old laptop (HP nw8000 Mobile Workstation) with an Intel ICH4M (I think) as the storage controller.

    Basically, my options for installing a new Hard Drive are IDE or SATA (with an adapter) and either one maxes out at approx 90MB read/write.

    I need a new hard drive for it, currently it has a Hitachi 7200RPM 60GB which does 27MB/s average speeds.

    I was thinking of either a Samsung M7 640GB which will do around 70MB/s average speeds, or should I get an SSD?

    Is it worth spending £75 on getting the OCZ Onyx? or spending the little extra and getting the Intel 40GB?

    Or should I just get the Samsung M7? Or just stick with what I have for a little longer till SSD prices decrease?

    I'm just not sure how much faster this OCZ Onyx is than the Samsung M7 for a windows installation etc.