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Asus Eee PC 1000H – Increasing Speed

The goal for any computer geek to squeeze as much speed out of their machines as possible.  What I’m focusing on is the hard drive.  The hard drive is always the slowest part of a computer.

For the Eee PC 1000H, you have two options.  You can go all out and splurge on a Solid State Drive or save a few bucks and go with a 7200 RPM drive.

Benefits of an SSD:

SSDs have come down in price.  64GB for $140 is really compared to a year ago ($500).  SSDs are crazy fast and you’ll pick up an extra hour of battery life.  For the Eee PC 1000H, I suggest the G.Skill 64 GB SSD available at Newegg.com for $140.

The downside of this drive is that it’s expensive relative to traditional hard drives.  It’s also expensive.  And last but not least, it’s only 64GB.  You can definitely buy a bigger 128GB but you’re looking to spend upwards of $250.

G.Skill 64GB SSD

Click Here to go the Newegg product page.

As for the traditial notebook drives, I’m looking at the Western Digital Scorpio Black 320GB 7200RPM 2.5 inch SATA drive.  It’s only $90 and you’re getting 320GB.  You’re not going to improve the battery life much.  This drive is a low power comsumption drive, but it can’t compare to an SSD.

Western Digital Scorpio 320 GB

Western Digital Scorpio 320 GB

It’s only $90 with Free Shipping at Newegg.com.  CLick Here

I’ll let you know what I decide to do.