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 was experimenting with a home server setup in a small box I had that was supposed to be a media centre but never found much use. I installed CentOS 6.5 in a software RAID1 configuration accross two similarly specced laptop hard drives I had salvaged from an old device. Both are 320GB and both run at 7200rpm with the same sized cache.
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.
I currently have in my computer a Samsung 1TB 7200RPM hard drive and an 80GB Intel 320 SSD. Right now I have Windows 7 and a whole bunch of games (almost 600GB worth) on the HDD while my SSD is not being used. I was wondering what would be the best way to utilize the SSD to improve system performance. Can I use the SSD like a cache to create a sort of hybrid drive? Thanks for any help.