View Full Version : Should I upgrade my HD?

11-16-2007, 12:43 PM
I did that UT3 System Score Calculator test and my current setup is getting a 14. I'm on an ASUS G2S laptop which has a 5400 RPM hard drive. I put 7200 RPM into the score calculator and it bumped me up to 17! I had no idea HD speed played such a big role in game performance. I started looking at some new drives on newegg and this one seems to be the best choice.

Hitachi Travelstar 7k200 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145160)

What do you think? I've never upgraded a laptop HD before but I doubt it will be terribly difficult. Do you guys think this will really improve my performance any?

11-16-2007, 06:25 PM
your better off increasing your ram to 2 gig

11-16-2007, 07:12 PM
I have 2 gigs of ram.

11-17-2007, 08:38 AM
The bottom line is how much it will cost to buy and to have fitted (if your not confident of doing it yourself).

Once you have found out that you will have to ask if the incremental increas worth that amount of money.

11-17-2007, 09:04 PM
It is still 7200 rpm. I have to agree with oldkawman1, upping the ram NEVER hurts!!!