HDD for HP Compaq 6710b

Intel core 2 duo / Hp compaq 6710b
January 4, 2009 at 06:32:17
Specs: Windows XP, T7250 1GB
Hi everybody! My HP Compaq 6710b is equipped with an 80 GB,4200 rpm,SATA 150 HDD.I wanted to install a more performant one,a 250 GB,7200 rpm,SATA 300 Seagate,but I found here http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/... that the mobo wouldn't support it.Can somebody help me explaining if really the new Seagate wouldn't work at all or would only be derated to 5400 rpm and SATA 150?


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#1
January 4, 2009 at 07:30:42
SATA is backward compatable therefore drives would revert to what the motherboard can recognise........ God I love Googling, see:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial...


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#2
January 4, 2009 at 09:00:08
Just to add, the RPM is what it is....your new HDD will spin at 7200RPMs. The reason 7200RPM HDD's aren't used in a lot of laptops is because the high speeds causes them to run hot. And since laptops are poorly cooled, there's an increased chance of heat related failure.

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#3
January 4, 2009 at 09:57:39
OK,thanks for the useful info.So seems that is not a good idea to install a 7200 rpm,or may be new products like SEAGATE - Momentus 7200.3 250 Gb Sata Buffer 16 Mb 7200 rpm are enough reliable? I have a good offer for it,the price is a little bit less than a classic 5400 rpm SATA I 160/250 GB.

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#4
January 4, 2009 at 13:25:52
Look at the specs from HP for your laptop. One choice on hard drive is a 250GB 5400RPM.

I would not recommend going with a 7200 RPM drive.

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/e...


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#5
January 4, 2009 at 14:25:40
Yes,thank you.Even if 120 GB,7200 rpm is allowed,I think I will follow your suggestions.

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