Originally Posted by kidraver
Hi, I just asked Alienware and they are not offering SATA drives at all nor drivers they only offer ATA 100 IDE Drives, but they did say the 7700 notebook can be upgraded to a SATA drive just they do not offer the upgrade at this time. Also I asked why type of RAM is used and they said Samsung unless otherwise noted. Oh, does anyone know were to get a SATA drive for notebooks?
I do have a stupid question. I am thinking on upgraded my harddrive from 5400 to 7200rpm drive non raid but worried about battery life(battery life minimul as it is) and heat produced, what is everyones opinion on this. I am in phase 3 so I have time to change my order. Took 14 days to get to phase 3 so I think there is no rush to get mine anytime soon.
Interesting I called them the other day and they said they were putting Corsair in my Machine. Maybe because the original RAM I selected was Corsair 2x1024 and they ran out so they had to go to the 4x512, I guess thats what the guy ment by yeah its the same as what you had ordered just more sticks etc... so maybe I lucked out??? I will check it when I get it and see for sure if it's Corsair or not. If not.........
I would go with the 7200, it's a Hitachi 24/7 run Drive, much faster and more reliable.