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In need of a new notebook drive.. advice needed

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Hi Guys!

Im in need of a new notebook drive. The drive I have now is a 40GB 4200Rpm one which is to slow for my taste.
The laptop in question is in my profile for anyone interested in the specs. Its an oldie with a P3 at 1Ghz and 512MB Ram for those of you who want to know it without clicking

I use it for my study Game Design so Photoshop and 3DSmax are run quite often.

I found 2 nice drives:
Hitachi Travelstar 5K160, 80GB (5400rpm, ATA133, 8MB) = 60€
Hitachi Travelstar 7K100, 80GB (7200rpm, ATA100, 8MB) = 80€

Both are decent drives but one has a higher RPM then the other. My bet will be the faster 7K100 but since its an old laptop which gets pretty hot will it be overkill and will the drive overheat? The other drive is 20€ cheaper for the same amount of space so any money saved is good, if the performance difference isnt big of course, if it is I rather spend 20€ more

And for another stupid question, is it possible to clone the drive I have now to the new drive? So I dont need to reinstall and setup everything again? I have Norton Ghost and a external 2,5inch case.

THanks for helping me out!
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Using Norton, you can easily clone the hdd over. As for which one will be faster/better.... *shrugs* honestly I've never seen a difference between HDD speeds except for the windows loading bar.

Sorry i couldn't be more help.
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Does anyone know for shure how much faster a 7200rpm drive is and what the difference in heat is? My 4200rpm drive tops at 46C so the drive shouldnt get anything hotter really.

EDIT: Do you know how to clone the HDD with norton?
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well it will improve in loading times some not sure if you will be able to notice it with what you use the lappy for.
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