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01-11-2006, 10:46 AM
Hey all! I'm new here and just want to say hello and thanks for the great site! I was wondering if anyone knew of a site which had a compatible Hard Drive replacement for my C-500. I'd like to have a better cache which hopefully will run the tablet more smoothly. I'm also interested in maybe upgrading the ram; is there an extra slot for this or do I have to take out the original and just replace it? I've got 256MB in there now and would like to possibly bump it up to 512MB. Thanks a lot in advance for the help!
01-11-2006, 11:57 AM
I put a 40gig HD with 8mg cache in my C-500, no problems at all. Now the bad news....256mg of RAM is the maximum RAM you can use in the LT C-500.
01-11-2006, 01:57 PM
Thanks for the quick response Northern Rebel! Did the new HD speed things up at all? Movie watching is just a bit choppy and I'd like to run some retro-game emulators a little more smoothly; how'd the new HD work for you? Is it a 7200 or 5400RPM?
01-11-2006, 02:20 PM
Its a Toshiba 5400rpm drive. Its a big improvement over the stock 6gig hard drive. Video isn't too bad. I used ZoomPlayer (best low overhead player I know of) to watch some full screen video and its pretty good if thats all your doing. It was better when I disabled Norton AV. Still got some stutter but only once in a while. 256mg of RAM. I notice the difference most of all when I do a Ghost backup image, more than twice as fast as before.
01-11-2006, 03:29 PM
Interesting, thanks for the info. Can the hard drive replacememt be a laptop HD or is the fujitsu tablet more specific than that? Also, do you know if it would be possible to use a 7200RPM HD? Thanks again!
01-11-2006, 03:47 PM
Its a laptop HD, nothing special. Make sure its no thicker than the stock HD. Yes you can use a 7200rpm HD, I just got a great deal on this one.
01-12-2006, 06:57 AM
Thanks a lot Northern Rebel! I looked around and a 7200rpm notebook HD is hard to come by. My tablet came with a stock 14gig HD but I'm not sure of it's speed or cache. Do you have any idea how to tell what the specs of the HD are without physically taking out the HD? Also, do you know if a 16mb cache with a 5200rpm would outperform a 8mb cache 7200rpm HD? Sorry to bombard you with questions but I'll be travelling a lot within the next few months and would like to have my tablet working to the best of it's ability. Thanks again for all your help! Tablets are nifty little devices :)
01-12-2006, 07:23 AM
I've never seen a C-500 with a stock 14gig HD but it could be. No I don't know an easy way to find the HD specs without removing it. I don't have a informed opinon on the the HD speeds and cache. My gut says the 7200rpm drive.
01-12-2006, 08:34 AM
Thanks for all your help and I greatly appreciate your time! My C-500 came with a 14gig HD and I got it from a company; could be they replaced the HDs before selling them. I'll try and get a software program which will give me the specs of the HD. Thanks again!
01-13-2006, 08:41 AM
On my laptop, I just went to Control Panel -> System -> Device Manager -> Disk Drives and saw the name of the HDD, then searched on google and found the specs of mine. Maybe you can try the same.
I upgraded the 6 GB HDD to a 30 GB 5400 rpm drive, on my LT-C500 and it was faster. Especially displaying photos (I used it as a backup device for my Canon DSLR's Compact Flash card), and also playing movies. I used an external DVD player, hooked through USB 2 and full-screen, with just the video running, was very good. If you want USB 2 on the LT-C500, you'll need to get a PCMCIA USB2 adapter card, that will provide 2 USB 2 slots.
01-13-2006, 07:17 PM
Great info, thanks saaketham! I'll check into your tips. Thanks again!
02-26-2007, 03:10 AM
I have a Hitachi 7.2k Travelstar in my Thinkpad. It is fast, yes, but getting VERY hot over time, so I use it only in the big dock, where it has more air.
For the C-500 I purchased a perpendicular recording one from Samsung, they are with 5200 rpm as fast as conventional ones with 7200 rpm
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