How to open and upgrade HDD

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  1. blemert

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    Great post. What's your HD index score in windows?
     
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    Thanks! I look forward to what you find out as I'll be basing my SSD upgrade decision on the info.
     
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    7.6 - Primary Hard Disk...
     
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    So with that score is the unit faster?
     
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    For me, after the upgrade, it doesn't seem that much faster. I found that a fresh install of windows actually boots a little slower than what the unit came with which is odd. Does anybody notice this? When I use the recovery disk image, windows can't put the loading logo together before I'm thrown into windows whereas a fresh install of Ultimate can not only put the logo together, but it actually stays there for a split second.
     
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    Not really... that's not why I did it though. I needed the extra 48GB of space.
     
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    CrystalDiskMark 3.0 (C) 2007-2010 hiyohiyo
    Crystal Dew World : Crystal Dew World
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    * MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

    Sequential Read : 197.938 MB/s
    Sequential Write : 81.589 MB/s
    Random Read 512KB : 151.112 MB/s
    Random Write 512KB : 81.419 MB/s
    Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 14.954 MB/s [ 3650.8 IOPS]
    Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 22.132 MB/s [ 5403.4 IOPS]
    Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 99.655 MB/s [ 24329.9 IOPS]
    Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 81.565 MB/s [ 19913.3 IOPS]

    Test : 100 MB [C: 10.6% (7.9/74.4 GB)] (x5)
    Date : 2011/03/19 0:47:54
    OS : Windows 7 Ultimate Edition SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x86)
     
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    Not sure what the original install unit came with installed but a fresh install probably has more to startup plus a fresh install of Windows 7 tends to get a little faster after Windows optimizes itself unless of course you add more stuff to the startup.
     
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    Thanks. I used this to change the ram in mine. Now waiting for my 310 to get here so I can change it. I read about this slate, found the last one at the local Frys, since all online stores were out of them, and found a very happy salesman (who spent about 20 minutes with a guy looking at lappys and then didn't buy anything after playing 210 questions) that knew all about this bad boy. The only one left was the floor model, minus the pen (someone either lost it or stole it). It was the 2/32 model. He talked to his manager and they gave it to me for $900 out the door. I then bought 10700 ram for $50. Ordered the Intel 310 online for just under $200. So I am in for $1150, but absolutely love this thing. I need it for productivity, portability and have lusted for something like this for years. Had it about a week, and can't believe I finally found my dream computer for work.
     
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