Would the data density of a 750gig or even 1tb 5400rpm hard drive make up for the slower rotational speed when compared to a lower capacity (340gig) 7200rpm hard drive? Just curious.......
I have a Dell Vostro 1500. Before I wiped Windows XP off my hard drive in 2009, I had a full ~7 hrs battery capacity. I installed Ubuntu 9, and the capacity immediately dropped to about 11%. I couldn't figure out what to do, so I've just lived with the 20-30 minute battery life ever since.
I recently bought a 3TB Western Digital Green internal hard disk, but discovered that I could only access about 768GB of the capacity on my current desktop PC. After some investigation, I've traced the issue - bizarrely - to my motherboard. For example, if I connect the drive via a USB-SATA bridge (so I'm not relying on motherboard SATA, but everything else is the same) the problem goes away.
Hey everyone. I'm currently considering upgrading the hard drive in my x60 tablet pc which I use as a dual boot machine (Ubuntu 11.10 + XP Tablet 2005) and I'm wondering what the consensus might be on the best Linux-friendly brand of drive to go with.
Has anybody bought the likes of these 512GB flash drives out of china/hong kong? I'm planning to recover all the data from my past 5 laptops (pile of hard drives in my desk drawer) onto bootable media. Cheapest option would be the 3TB USB3.0 hard drive from Best buy, but I like the idea of having each drive on its own thumb drive.