I have a Sony VAIO NW20EF which I originally purchased a few months ago for personal use. As it happens I'm now involved in a development project with some off-site work and I'd like to use the VAIO rather than buy another laptop. Problem is it compiles SLOW. It's running 3 GB RAM and 5400rpm hard drive.
I'd link to stick around £200 worth of performance enhancing parts in.
I'm thinking a 7200rpm hard drive and 4 GB RAM stick making 6 GB RAM total (2ram slots currently 1x1 GB and 1x2 GB) I don't know which brands are the best for these parts.
I'll be running Visual Studio 2008 and 2010. Also SQL Server 2008.
Initially I was looking at a Scorpio Black with Freefall. Regarding installation do I simply take out the old, put in the new HD and run the recovery disks I made when I have bought the laptop?