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Upgrading the hard drive… G75VX-BHI7N11

KohDuh
Level 7
I know I have a 5400 RPM 1 TB hard drive… I also know it is SATA.

What I don't know, if it has a transfer rate of 3 GB or 6 GB.

Can it handle 6 GB?

What is the max RPM it can handle? I'm not talking about SSD. I don't want SSD.
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Clintlgm
Level 14
Well your hard drive as you stated is 5400 RPM you could run hwinfo64 and look at the spec of your hard drive for all the detail about it. All the other detail of your NB can be seen in this program to including your CPU and GPU Temps USE and fan speeds.
33269
Your notebook can handle any 2.5" format hard drive 9.5 or less thickness. SSD is your best bet
Your SATA controller is SATA 3 6GB
See this thread for upgrade an Notes and Guides
Also this thread might be helpful
G752VY-DH72 Win 10 Pro
512 GB M.2 Samsung 960 Pro
1 TB Samsung 850 pro 2.5 format
980m GTX 4 GB
32GB DDR 4 Standard RAM

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Windows 10 Pro
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rewben
Level 13
KohDuh wrote:
I know I have a 5400 RPM 1 TB hard drive… I also know it is SATA.

What I don't know, if it has a transfer rate of 3 GB or 6 GB.

Can it handle 6 GB?

What is the max RPM it can handle? I'm not talking about SSD. I don't want SSD.


a 2.5" laptop hdd with 1tb size is likely to be a sata 2 hdd (i.e. transfer rate of 3GB/s). (the bottleneck is the nature of hdd itself) so no, it cannot handle 6GB/s.

the max rpm it can handle should be 5400rpm.

if you're considering upgrades, you should consider changing at least the boot drive to ssd's. that's the only option that you can see your system runs at much better speed (compared to ram, cpu, etc.)

davidrinaman
Level 7
I have the same G75VX BH17N11. The HDD controller is SATA 3 and will run 6 GB/s if the drive is capable (like a SATA3 SSD). The standard ST1000 is a SATA 2 drive and as such has a 3 GB/s rate even though the controller is SATA 3.

Hope this helps.

If the HDD you buy is SATA 3, it will transfer at 6 GB/s if the rpm is fast enough (7200+?).

davidrinaman@att.net wrote:
If the HDD you buy is SATA 3, it will transfer at 6 GB/s if the rpm is fast enough (7200+?).


Well, first off, SATA 3 is rated at 6 gigabits per second (Gb/s), not 6 gigabytes per second (GB/s). If you convert that into bytes and take encoding into account, the maximum theoretical data rate is 600 MB/s. And no hard drive is going to reach that. A WD VelociRaptor running at 10k rpm (which I believe is the fastest consumer HDD on the market) only manages ~200 MB/s peak performance. A typical HDD is probably going to be significantly slower than that. So as rewben said, the SATA interface is not going to be a bottleneck for a HDD, even at SATA 2 (300 MB/s).
ASUS G75VX, i7-3630QM, GTX 670MX, 12GB RAM, 240GB Seagate 600 SSD + 750GB/8GB Seagate SSHD