Sony Vaio UX50 60 GB HDD Upgrade

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Postby pyrojester » Sat Aug 25, 2007 01:17

You put a 100gb in? Let us know is everything went ok, and if you get it to register as 100gb.
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Postby kelinger » Sun Aug 26, 2007 00:50

pyrojester wrote:You put a 100gb in? Let us know is everything went ok, and if you get it to register as 100gb.


I'm such an idiot. Really, I know I haven't posted here much (but I've been reading for a while) but honestly, I'm not that stupid. Yet, apparently, I PAID for a 100 GB drive but ended up with a 40 GB drive from CDW. So, I went through all of these exercises just to replace a 40 GB with a different 40 GB! At least I can stop trying to expand it to 100 GB. No utility in the world will be able to do that.

Fortunately, they're sending a replacement so it should be another week before I can write about the upgrade. Boy do I feel fooling (and you can rest assured that I'll be looking closely at the label before I actually put in the drive this time.

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Postby sakuya » Sun Aug 26, 2007 01:21

I tried a 100GB Toshiba drive as well. Everything works fine.

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Postby Sull86 » Sun Aug 26, 2007 02:29

sakuya wrote:I tried a 100GB Toshiba drive as well. Everything works fine.


how are your temps HD and CPU ??

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Ok, correct hard drive

Postby kelinger » Thu Sep 13, 2007 01:05

Now, after doing this several times after CDW shipped me a 40 GB 1.8" drive with an invoice for a 100 GB drive, I'm able to get in and out of my µPC much faster now!

The 100 GB Toshiba drive works quite well and is immediately recognized by the BIOS and Windows installation DVD. I chose to NOT restore the Sony software from the recovery CDs because it still creates quite a big list of software to be uninstalled (demos and fluff). As such, I just used a Windows Vista Business DVD and the key that came with the Vaio to reinstall Vista. Then, I added the software that I wanted from the Sony site and I'm gold with plenty of space to spare. I also added a 4 GB SanDisk memory stick to reap the benefits of ReadyBoost.

As these things are about $200 or less now, I'd say its a welcome increase for a relatively small amount of change.

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Postby pek93rt » Thu Sep 13, 2007 05:00

Sull86 wrote:how are your temps HD and CPU ??

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Postby ruffnexx » Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:13

ok guys, a bit of advice needed, im thinking of upgading my hard drive once again to 160gb toshiba harddrive, my only problem is its rotation speed- 3600 rpm, 600 rpm slower than the current drive, how will this impact on performance?

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Postby hazmat » Sat Sep 22, 2007 17:29

ruffnexx wrote:ok guys, a bit of advice needed, im thinking of upgading my hard drive once again to 160gb toshiba harddrive, my only problem is its rotation speed- 3600 rpm, 600 rpm slower than the current drive, how will this impact on performance?


You probably won't notice it for everyday stuff, but maybe with VISTA the additional mem requirments and more swapping will be noticeable. Also if you regularly do very disk intensive operations (database access, etc etc) you may notice a reduced performance.

For XP, and normal browsing, email, productivity apps, you will not see the difference.

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Postby Chappo » Mon Sep 24, 2007 14:38

has anyone got the model numbers for the 100 and 160gb hard disks?

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Postby kelinger » Mon Sep 24, 2007 22:55

The 100 GB drive I added to my 380N was a Toshiba MK1011GAH.


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