Seagate claims that the Momentus XT will work in any standard laptop. Does anyone here believe there would be any problems with placing this drive in my three-year-old NP5796? Also, am I going to see any significant perfomance improvement over a less expensive 500 GB 7200 RPM drive?
Thank you in advance for any help you can provide!
Here are my computer's system specs in case they are relevant:
Sager NP5796 Custom Notebook (Built on Clevo M570TU)
- Display: 17" WUXGA "Glare Type"
- Processor: ~Intel® P9500 45nm "Montevina" Core 2 Duo
- Video Card: 512MB PCI-Express nVidia GeForce
- Ram: ~ 4,096MB DDR3 1066MHz Dual Chan
- Optical Drive: ~Combo 8x8x6x4x Dual Layer DVD
- Primary Hard Drive: ~ 320GB 7200RPM Serial-ATA II
- Bluetooth: Internal Bluetooth 2.0+ EDR
- Wireless Network: Built-in Intel® PRO/Wireless 530
- Camera: Built in 2.0 Megapixel Camera
- Sound Card: Sound Blaster Compatible 3D Audio
- Battery: Smart Li-ion Battery (8-Cell)
- Fingerprint Reader: Integrated Fingerprint Reader
- Operating System: ~Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit
Re: Quick question about new hard drive for NP5796
If I understand right from what I've looked into a little bit with the Momentus XT is that it's like any other 7200RPM HDD. That's not to say it doesn't have it's advantages. The 4GB SSD inside acts as a giant cache. It stores data about your most frequented tasks and causes better performance among those tasks.
In short the first time you use the HDD for anything it will perform just the same as a normal HDD. Once the SDD has seen the task once, it should now perform that task much faster the next time around if it stored some of the data. (I'm sorry I'm not very good at explaining this.)