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Fast, reliable 2.5" drive for my laptop

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So my Crucial M4 64GB is running out of space on my laptop so I was thinking about upgrading to a 320-500GB Hard Drive.

I was wondering what drives I could find under $100 for this kind of use, and what the most reliable drives are. I don't have any experience with 2.5" drives. Thanks!
post #2 of 6
This one!

I have the 500GB version in my desktop, and so far it's running extremely well as a data/ Steam drive. I plan on RAIDing it soon.
     
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5400 RPM? Really?
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Hitachi 320GB

It's a reliable and good performing drive, although a bit more expensive per GB
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5400 RPM? Really?

That's normal and highly recommended for laptops. 7200s are cool, don't get me wrong, but for a battery, well in short...poor battery frown.gif 7200 2.5's also run a little bit warmer. You can get away with 7200, but you'll notice the impact on heat/power consumption in about an hour.
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5400 RPM? Really?

Whoops, sorry. I have the 7200RPM version and I didn't notice 5400RPM on that page redface.gif

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152236
     
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