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A lost hard drive after W-10 conversion from Windows 7 almost FORCED on a replacement. Now I would like to simply re-equip this Toshiba Satellite C675D-7101 w/ a bit larger and quicker IDE so I can use more RAM once I establish a new start.

I closed the lid t0o hard on the laptop in question and it quit working! No more recognizing the HD! Two down now I want a better replacement for the last one( still in pc) to better than five hundred stock capacity hard drive.Can you tell me what the max size is or a good upgrade for this pc would be? I think even a little more would be faster. Correct? the friend who fixed my laptop was giving me a smaller, but a working HD. I would greatly be so glad to get it working soon! A seventeen is so much easier to view than this fifteen inch screen!

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First off the drive should be SATA not IDE. The laptop is in 64 bit so you can load it up with RAM and it should use it all as for speeding it up you should go to a SSD over a hard drive. If you need a lot of storage then you should maybe stick to a hard drive but go to a quicker one as this cames with a 650gb 5400 hard drive . You can go to a 1tb running speed of 10000RPM. This will speed things up a bit while keeping the storage space . More ram does not necessarily translate to more speed . In most cases it will only allow you to run more processes. Does nothing for boot speed or program loading speed . This is all in the read time of the hard drive. Size of the hard drive does not increase speed if anything it can slow it down . Speed is dictated in a hard drive by the RPM most run at 5400 considered slow , you can step up to 7200RPM or 10000 or even 15000RPM . SSD are much faster but are more expensive for large drives. Most people who do switch to SSD tend to use external storages or remove there optical drives and mount a second storage drive there. Hope this helps

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