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Hard Drive slow

Why it slow, new os installed.

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  • IBMSUCKS Aug 26, 2007

    Well, My son has an extra 5400 rpm hdd and he said what you said so, i guess i trust my son and he said what you said which makes this solved i think.

  • Anonymous Nov 16, 2007

    I have installed new os too, it runs slowly yet. I have tried 5400 rpm hdd too, no changes.

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The current rpm of the hard drive is 4200 rpm, I suggest you get a 5400 Rpm, that is why it is slow.

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