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is it worth it to upgrade my harddrive?

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i have a 500gb hardrive only 5400rpm. would it be worth the hassle to get a 1 tb 7200 rpm and reinstall all the files to my new hardrive?
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Absolutely; it's a super simple process to clone everything over to the new drive, so don't let that keep you from superior performance!
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I would be very worth is in speed.. The 1 TB Drives have a 64 mb cache too.

If I were you I would first..

Take out the 500 and install the 1 TB

Do a Clean install of your OS

then move your files and data..

But you will have to reinstall your programs you have

Your games and stuff. Then you can install the 500 back as a back up to your Picutes movies and Music files.
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post #4 of 9
Any chance an SSD would be affordable? If you're going to do an upgrade looking for huge increases, get a good 64 GB SSD, preferably the Crucial M4.
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Crucial M4 gets my vote too. You will see a huge difference.
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Just to follow up:

Everyone and their brother here is going to recommend an SSD; if you've got the budget and setup, then by all means go that route.

In reality though, the performance characteristics of a quality, 1TB HDD (most especially when partitioned correctly) are really great; simply use the first 200GB or so for your boot/OS/etc drive, with the rest utilized as bulk storage. Sub 20 second boots (time to desktop) will now be yours!

I've personally had great luck with WD drives: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136533

5yr. warrranty, too!
Edited by jlells01 - 10/13/11 at 5:04pm
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Just to follow up:

Everyone and their brother here is going to recommend an SSD; if you've got the budget and setup, then by all means go that route.

In reality though, the performance characteristics of a quality, 1TB HDD (most especially when partitioned correctly) are really great; simply use the first 200GB or so for your boot/OS/etc drive, with the rest utilized as bulk storage. Sub 20 second boot times will now be yours!

I've personally had great luck with WD drives: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136533

5yr. warrranty, too!

my thoughts exactly..^..umm..but i'd put 2-3 in raid 0..just sayin..
 
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well i have an oem version of windows 7 so could i copy it over to my new hard drive?
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Originally Posted by ilikepancakez View Post
well i have an oem version of windows 7 so could i copy it over to my new hard drive?
Yes.
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