I finally crashed my old HDD (backup was made from the first SMART notice). But now the problems is what drive to buy?
I had a 500 GB SATA/300 5400 RPM device with 8 MB cache.
My machine is a laptop: Intel Code 2 Duo T4500, 4 GB RAM (DDR2), 64-bit machine (tell me what other specificatons could be relevant as I do not remember them now and have to look them up).
I have 2 TB of external storage, so storage is not important. I want speed improvement though.
- What drive should I purchase (skip if the question is too general)?
- Should I consider an SSD even if I only have SATA II (SATA 300) Interface?
- If i should stay with HDD, would I benefit from buying a 7200 RPM drive? What other parameters are important for speed gains?
Thanks in advnce :)