Hard Drive Speeds Q

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  1. redeemer988

    redeemer988 New Member

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    I'm going to buy a new laptop sometime soon and I just had a quick question about laptop hard drive speeds. I plan on buying a Toshiba Satellite M35x S161 laptop off my friend and I noticed the hard drive speed is 4200RPM. I'm a student and no gaming will be done on this thing, I plan mainly on using this thing for storing media (music and movies), surfing the web, and using MS Word. Now, what I want to know, should I upgrade the hard drive to a faster speed? IE buy a faster hard drive off the company and swap it with the old hard drive. Or for my uses is the 4200RPM good enough?
     
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    for what you want, 4200rpm is fine, and will yield better battery life. Personally, I have a 5400RPM drive in my Asus M5N, and find it ideal for my needs, although battery life would be better with a 4200rpm drive, and performance adequate.

    I'd be more concerned buying that crappy toshiba than what hdd it uses.
     
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    I've read some reviews on it and it seems like a good laptop. Not necessarily the best but good enough. Any specific reasons why you say it's crappy? And thanks for the reply.
     
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    in the many years I've done system repair, toshiba has consistantly released some of the worst notebooks on the market. Performance is very sub-par, and they have a horrible tendency to have the fans give out after warranty, rendering your notebook worthless after about 5 minutes of heating up.
     

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