Pavilion dv5-1203em that has a 500 GB HDD 5400 replacement WD5000BEVT-60ZAT0

Started making grinding noises and worried it will fail soon. I backed everything up and make incremental backups every month or the major software update.

I found this page which has examples of readers for the dv5: -.

I got the laptop computer upgraded with 8 GB of RAM and it is both power-hungry and becomes very hot requiring leaving space for ventilation.

I have a few questions: -.

1. I would of course get the model 7200 / 16 MB fast, but my laptop BIOS will support this, and this will lead to even greater consumption of energy and the heat generated?

2. you would recommend sticking with the 5400/8 MB that I know will it work?

3. I don't see the 1203em in the list of models supported, is there a compatibility list or can any point where it shows it IS supported?

4. the model I have seems to be original HP Italy so I'm having a lot of trouble finding any hardware spare parts - can anyone help?

Thank you to all those who respond

I use the Western Digital Scorpio Black series in both my HP laptops, I have heat problems, they seem to go very cool and 7200 RPM

Any Sata laptop hard drive will work as long as it's 750 GB or smaller, drives 1 TB are thicker and do not fit in some bays of hard disk in several notebooks,.

I like BEKT of the Scorpio black models, they are not as advanced, compatible with multiple operating systems

If you want Advanced Format then go with the BPKT, these work well with Vista and Windows 7 but are kind of a pain when installing with XP.

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