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Subject: RE: Newb question about external HD's (non-aol) but still newb

RE: Newb question about external HD's (non-aol) but still newb

From: Stuart Tedford <>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 13:32:50 +0100

> -----Original Message-----
> From: rinty []
> Oh one question re upgrading hard drives, I understand that the
> Hitachi drive is the best to go for, however do i need a standard HD,
> like I'd buy for my desktop, or a laptop drive? I made the mistake of
> buying the wrong drive when I upgraded the tiny 5GB one in my laptop,
> and the company wouldn't take it back.
You have to get a 2.5 inch laptop hard drive. It must also be 9.5
milimeters thick, but most are nowadays, you used to get 12.5mm thick ones.

Have a look at this link for hitachi laptop drives...
I'd go for one from the 5K80 range, these are 5400rpm so will be fast enough
for most future aplications. You can go for a 4K80, these will probably
give better battery life as they are 4200rpm, but these days they are too
slow for performance laptop applications, if you ever remove it from your
AJB to use in something else - which I have done 3 times now.

Received on 2004-06-17

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