Dell :: 9300/XPS2250GB Hard Disk Upgrade

Sep 3, 2007

Western Digital Scorpio WD2500BEVE 250GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache ATA-6 Notebook Hard Drive - OEM

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There are no reviews on newegg and
it does not exist on the Western Digital website.

Is this thing for real?

An SATA150 version has been out for a while with excelent reviews.
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Dell :: 17" 9300 Hard Drive Upgrade

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Dell 9300 upgrade question.

Bought a Dell 9300 couple years ago and I'm wondering if upgrading my hard drive from 5400 to a 7200 rpm will I notice a big enough boost in performance to justify the purchase?.
and second will this work in my laptop?

HITACHI Travelstar 7K200 HTS722020K9SA00 (0A50940) 200GB 7200 RPM SATA 1.5Gb/s found on this page Ľwww.newegg.com/Product/ProductLi∑∑∑7200+RP

or can someone suggest another hard drive?.

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