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.
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.
Do this:sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdX bs=1024k count=1Where X is the letter of the USB flash drive/hard drive that you want its partition tables totally erased.Be sure to type the correct letter, otherwise you might erase your system hard drive and lose data!Afterwards, be sure to reboot the PC and then check out if Gparted shows the capacity correctly.
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: Asus P8H77-M PRO Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: Kingston 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive X 6
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Case: Fractal Design Arc Mini MicroATX Mini T
One Hard-drive for the OS
I used Western Digital Velocity Raptor 10000rpm 150GB (great performance) $160
Two Hard-drives for /home
I used my existing two 500GB Segate 7200rpm @$60 allup $120
Ensure correct BIOS boot sequence: first DVD-Drive, second OS Drive