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Purchased a seagate 7200.11 320GBfrom newegg and when i held it next to my seagate 7200.11 750GB its the same length but about half as thick as the 750GB. Is the drive for a laptop? I also noticed that my 750GB 7200.11 has a 32mb buffer and my 320 only has a 16 MB buffer. Should i return this. Is the 320GB for my OS going to be any slower than my 750GB?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148316 320GB
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If it is the same length you are fine since it is just a 3.5". Most likely it has less platters thus causing it to be thinner.
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Seems like you have the right drive. There aren't many small drives (<500GB) that have 32MB cache. Laptop drives are substantially smaller (2.5 inch wide instead of 3.5 inch for a desktop drive).
    
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Its a desktop drive it would be smaller like chozart said if it was a laptop drive.
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It would also probably be much more expensive.
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Originally Posted by tehmaggot View Post
It would also probably be much more expensive.
If you can actually *find* a laptop drive that's 320GB
    
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post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf View Post
...it would be smaller like chozart s...
Haha

But yeah... laptop HDDs are 2.5", generally 5400rpm, and anything above 160GB starts to hurt the wallet so much that you'd be danged if you weren't aware that it wasn't a standard desktop HDD
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
If you can actually *find* a laptop drive that's 320GB
True I was looking at hard drives the other day to try to upgrade my E1705's 80GB, but it was pretty much twice the price, for half the space (in comparison to desktop models).

I decided that I wasn't willing to fork over that much cash for something I don't even use too often.

Although, I'm sure there are some drives out there with plentiful space for notebooks.
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post #9 of 12
No worries, you would definitely know if this was a 2.5" drive, you've got the right one.
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post #10 of 12
everyone is right,i just got a SG 250 and its thiiiiin. I put it in and went with it.
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