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Santek
09-29-2012, 06:25 AM
I recently bought a g75 and i want to upgrade my HDD. It came with a 750GB Seagate Momentus XT SSH. Can i upgrade with another 750GB SSH? If not can i at least upgrade with a normal 750 HDD??

rewben
09-29-2012, 07:37 AM
yes you can do all that with your free slot.

john_from_ohio
09-29-2012, 11:46 PM
I recently bought a g75 and i want to upgrade my HDD. It came with a 750GB Seagate Momentus XT SSH. Can i upgrade with another 750GB SSH? If not can i at least upgrade with a normal 750 HDD??

Put in an SSD as your primary drive the improvement will be ... substantial!

ggBanks
09-30-2012, 08:05 AM
Second that! Nowadays SSDs have become faster and at lower costs, so if you are willing to give a bit more green for your powerhouse, I'd suggest you buy an SSD. It will amaze you how fast it is! That is of course if you do not care much about space, but since you already have a 750GB HDD that shouldn't be a problem :)

Santek
09-30-2012, 09:21 AM
Actually I am more interested in storage capacity than speed so i guess i'll just buy another Seagate Momentus XT as i am pretty pleased with the speed it offers:D

Zygomorphic
09-30-2012, 10:18 AM
Actually I am more interested in storage capacity than speed so i guess i'll just buy another Seagate Momentus XT as i am pretty pleased with the speed it offers:D

Understand your point exactly...1 SSH (500 GB), and one 640 GB HDD that came with my G53. Speed enough for me, and the capacity is mandatory.

scrufy
09-30-2012, 08:27 PM
All of what they said ^^ with one exception:
Wait for a couple weeks till the Samsung 840 Pro SSD is available. It is already reviewed out there and faster than anything else.
Comes in at least 256 and 512.
If you really cant wait go for the Corsair m4.

edit:
I missed your reply about storage vs speed - but I left my reply in for anyone reading to know Samsungs new drive is coming out within the month.. and no I dont work for Samsung, just tired of getting drives with compatibility issues, no TRIM support, etc...

GottiBoi55
10-01-2012, 01:34 AM
I recently bought a g75 and i want to upgrade my HDD. It came with a 750GB Seagate Momentus XT SSH. Can i upgrade with another 750GB SSH? If not can i at least upgrade with a normal 750 HDD??


Just go with the SSD upgrade, and use the stock drive as a 'Data drive"

Best buy has the "intel 520 series 180GB Drive" for $200 US .

Woots
10-01-2012, 03:20 AM
If capacity is madatory buy USB 3.0 2-3TB external drives... and use a SSD on atleast your primary drive internally (space is always madatory over speed, but the overall performance gains warrant the sacrifice for 1 internal slot.. especially considering there are things like external drives).

I carry around a 2TB and a 3TB WD external drive in my laptop bag.... having 5TB + internal space is way more than I need on the go.. hell I literally have my whole Steam game collection backed up on that 2TB drive. For video work I use the roomy internal drive for peformance gains... off storage and random access stuff (like itunes kinda stuff) is ideal for external drives.

Just my 2 cents.

$100-$180 for a good SSD

$100+ for a roomy quick external drive

You get best of both worlds.