Asus Eee PC 1000H SSD vs New Hard Drive

I’ve finally made a decision on a new hard drive for my Eee PC 1000H.  It’s was pretty easy.  I decided to ditch the SSD for a Western Digital Scorpio Black 320GB 7200RPM drive.  I won’t get the same battery life saving properties, but I’ll get a noticable performance increase.  Important, don’t purchase a 500GB drive.  320GB is the max you can go.

Western Digital 320GB Scorpio Black with Free Fall Sensor SATA 7200 RPM 2.5IN 16MB WD3200BJKT Bulk/OEM Hard Drive WD3200BJKT

While purchasing the hard drive, I also picked up the Apricorn USB HDD Adapter.

With this adapter, I can plug in the new hard drive via USB and clone the old hard drive.  The Eee PC is not really set up to add another drive on the motherboard.  Besides, this thing has other uses.  I can turn any internal drive into a usb drive.  It’s a handy little device to access old drives without the hassle of installing it in your case.

So what’s my total damage:

WD 320GB Hard Drive:  $89
Apricorn Adapter:  $37
Adapter Rebate: -$10
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Grand Total = $116

vs.

64GB SSD = $175

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