Switching from Travelstar 80GN to Travelstar 7K100

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I'm quite satisfied about my Toshiba Satellite M30-604, nevertheless it
looks like heavy duty tasks pull out the real bottleneck: the HD (Travelstar
80Gn - IC25N060ATMR04 60 GB  4200  ATA-6 )

MySatellite M30: Pentium M 1.4Ghz, 512MB Ram,Winxp Pro + SP2

That is I'm wondering about a HD replacement and read about Hitachi's 7K100
as the defintive leader in the board.
Does anyone switched to such hard disk and if so, major benefits? Hotter?
MY HD is very quiet and temps range from 31C up to 48C after prolongued
IOs (10 minutes)

HD Tune states:
HD Tune: IC25N060ATMR04-0 Information

Firmware version : MO3OAD4A
Serial number    :       MRG309K3GWMZ6K
Capacity         : 55.9 GB (~60.0 GB)
Buffer size      : 7884 KB
Standard         : ATA/ATAPI-0
Supported mode   : UDMA Mode 5 (Ultra ATA/100)
Current mode     : UDMA Mode 5 (Ultra ATA/100)

S.M.A.R.T                    : yes
48-bit Address               : yes
Read Look-Ahead              : yes
Write Cache                  : yes
Host Protected Area          : yes
Device Configuration Overlay : yes
Automatic Acoustic Management: yes
Power Management             : yes
Advanced Power Management    : yes
Power-up in Standby          : yes
Security Mode                : yes
Firmware Upgradable          : no

Partition     : 1
Drive letter  : C:\
Label         :
Capacity      : 57223 MB
Usage         : 47.82%
Type          : NTFS
Bootable      : Yes

HD Tune: IC25N060ATMR04-0 Benchmark

Transfer Rate Minimum : 7.2 MB/sec
Transfer Rate Maximum : 29.0 MB/sec
Transfer Rate Average : 22.5 MB/sec
Access Time           : 17.7 ms
Burst Rate            : 78.1 MB/sec
CPU Usage             : 5.2%


Re: Switching from Travelstar 80GN to Travelstar 7K100

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  may be more power consumption???

Re: Switching from Travelstar 80GN to Travelstar 7K100

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Idle power's a little higher, read and write are a little lower, I'd
say it's a wash.

Re: Switching from Travelstar 80GN to Travelstar 7K100

I substituted my old 80gn with the 7k100. It seems that I bought a new
computer. I don't notice any difference about power consumption, the
only thing you will realize is that it makes a little bit more noise,
but you'll find it is worth considering the highly increased speed.

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