The Asus Eee PC 1000H comes with an 80 GB Seagae Momentus Drive that spins at 5400RPM. That’s okay, but if you’re willing to put in a little elbow grease, you can have a faster computer with more storage. This require advance computer skills because you’ll be changing hardware and re-installing Windows.
So here’s part 1. Let’s go shopping.
You have several brands to choose from, Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba, Fujitsu, and etc.
I’m not a real fan of Seagate drives. I had an external drive that failed on me. More about that in another post. I would choose the Western Digital Scorpio Black WD1600BEKT 160GB 7200 RPM drive. It’s currently $79.99 with Free Shipping at Newegg.com.
The current Seagate Momentus Hard Drive in the Asus Eee PC 1000H run pretty warm already. With the Western Digital, expect it to be a little bit warmer, but nothing to be concerned with. In my opinion, the benefit of the additional speed out weighs the additional heat produced.
For $80 bucks, it’s well worth it. Now, you can splurge and get a Solid State Drive. The price starts at $300 for a 64GB model and goes way up from there. Go with the WD drive.
Stay tuned for Part 2, how to install.