I am thinking of upgrading my hard drive and CPU and was hoping that
some people on this list have some advice they could share.
First, the hard drive: the main reason I want to upgrade is to get
something faster. My HD is a 6G Hitachi that came with my Vivante SE
when I bought it almost two years ago. I find it to be very slow.
Can anyone recommend a faster drive, which is also relatively energy
efficient? 8 to 9G would be perfect. Can anyone guess how many rpm
my drive would be? I can't find this in any of the docs. Will any
2.5" IDE drive work?
My CPU is a Celeron 300. I chose this because it was inexpensive and
doesn't consume much power, but now I'd like a bit more speed, maybe
50 to 100% more. Would something like a Celeron 500 be a good option?
Or a Pentium? Or something from AMD? Will any mobile chip fit into
my motherboard? How will the energy use of a modern 500MHz cpu
compare with that of a two year old Celeron 300?
For both of the above, I would be interested in feedback about vendors
which people are happy or unhappy with.
Responses either to me or to the list are fine. I will summarize
any responses sent directly to me.