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Thread: Replacing 5200rpm 2.5" SATA drive with 7200rpm 3.5" SATA Drive

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    I do custom audio installs, so it better to have a all in one system that is hidden away.so I rather have the larger drive for the money, and one that is reliable. Which the western digital has been proven. for the booting part, when I drive my car I dont need it to boot up eveytime I get out my car. I just set the jumper to 1hr stand by. in the morning it doest matter, the car has to warm up for several minutes anyway. when runing a p4 processor w/hyperthreading which is 800fsb it does take long at all. so it you have the processing power and speed, it doesnt matter the size of harddrive. also I have a special design case, which the suspension is set up for a 3.5 drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiCKeD 5.9L
    cuz then you would be using even more power!
    I guess I never realized there is a lack of power in the mobile platform for car computing I realized there was lack of power in the PSUs out right now, but I didn't think you would run into an issue with multiple PSUs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by customaudioman
    the price! the 3.5 westerndigital 7,200rpm 200gb sata dive cost between $90-$115 new. where is the 2.5 mobile drive cost aroung $230+ for a 4200rpm-5400rpm drive. If you have the space, I would go with 3.5 drive. you buy yo for the price of one, and double the space.
    7200rpm s-ata laptop 2.5" drive is not that expensive.

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    I've recently discovered that my OPUS power supply is bad, so that's why I've been having trouble getting a 7200rpm drive to boot up. Since my initial post, I've actually managed to get the system up and running on a 10,000rpm 3.5" SATA drive. Booting up and resuming from hibernation has been sped up SIGNIFICANTLY since I changed to the 10,000rpm 3.5" SATA drive from the 5400rpm 2.5" drive.

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    how did you know the opus was bad?

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    what was your total boot time?
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    did the sata controller lag more then it was worth? I am assuming it would...
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