Can I replace my 7200 RPM hard drive with a 10k RPM and will I need to upgrade my power supply?

by on January 14, 2013

Q: I have a Lenovo 3000 J115 desktop and I am almost out of room on the HDD. The HDD now is a 7200 rpm model…can I replace it with a 10000 rpm disk (assuming all other specs are the same)? If I do replace it will I need a more powerful power supply than the 250W one that I currently have?


3 Responses to “Can I replace my 7200 RPM hard drive with a 10k RPM and will I need to upgrade my power supply?”
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    Yes you can replace the HDD with a 10k RPM HDD. You should also see better read/write times as well. You might also want to think about replacing it with a solid state drive instead. It is more power efficient and is a very fast drive.

    You should not need to upgrade your power supply from swapping out the drive.

     
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    Great, thanks. Another question. My computer has SATA for the hard drive. Is there any use in going with a 10000 rpm drive? In other words, will SATA (and not SATA II or III) make any improvement negligible?

     
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    If you really want to see a huge boost in load/startup times buy a Solid State Disk Drive (SSD).