[TriLUG] Laptop Hard Disk expansion
ed at eh3.com
Tue Jun 1 13:20:43 EDT 2004
On Tue, 2004-06-01 at 13:15, Hariharan Gopalan wrote:
> I needed to upgrade my laptop's hard disk capacity, thinking of getting a SATA PCMCIA and an external SATA Hard disk. wonder if the performance would be better than the internal 4200 RPM hard disk. Though the external Hard disk would be 7200RPM, and on a serial ATA, would the PCMCIA be a limitation to getting the full benefit of the SATA?
> also, was wondering if I would be able to boot off the external hard disk, that would be cool.
> any comments please?
Don't waste your time on SATA with a laptop since the real bottleneck
isn't the communications mechanism--its the drive itself. Replace the
existing 4200rpm HD with a 7200rpm laptop HD (such as the new models
from IBM/Hitachi) and thats about the best you can do.
Edward H. Hill III, PhD
office: MIT Dept. of EAPS; Rm 54-1424; 77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
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