Qosmio G30 - upgrade to Windows 7 and better hard disks

Hello world

That's what we all want, right...

I have a G30 - 182, Windows Vista 32-bit. An external HHD, DW 1 TB. Now 3 years and for some serious upgrade.

I love the G30's big screen and very nice, as a photographer, I find the graphics excellent and accurate. One of the drawbacks is the primary HHD speed I can say. Performance index Windows says 4.2 which is totally unacceptable in 2010.

So what to do?

I just upgraded the RAM to 2 x 2 GB Kingston HyperX, which has given a huge boost. The specs are product code: KHX5300S2LLK2 / 4G DDR2 SDRAM, time 4-4-4-12, CL 4, 667 MHz, SO DIMM 200 pin, 1.8 V. The price is right, and I guess that's better than the RAM original Toshiba which is of older date. Of course, I encourage everyone to do the same.

So what's next. I think that an upgrade to Windows 7. I think there are so many guidelines in this forum, I expect a lot of trouble here.

But how about a couple of new HHDs? Can anyone advice me on this point, please.

I would like a bigger and faster HHDs maybe. It will be a good choice: 2 X Toshiba MK5055GSX - hard drive - 500 GB - serial SATA 300 - tranferrate 300 Mbps - buffer 8 MB in size.

-but then comes the installation, huh... I have no idea.

concerning
Fresnell
CPH

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Hey Buddy,

> Performance index Windows says 4.2 which is totally unacceptable in 2010.
Who said that this index is totally unacceptable in 2010?
As far as I know the highest score you can get on Vista is 5.0 so I think that your result is good and is not a reason to do a hardware upgrade.
In addition these benchmarks aren't important. If I m happy with my laptop and it s fast enough for me, everything is ok and I don't need no reference results.

In any case, new 500 GB HDDs should be a bit faster because they have a higher density of the date. This means that everything can be loaded slightly faster.
I put t know the exact details of these drives but if you really want some fast hard disks, you should buy one with 7200 RPM. They produce heat a little more and need more power, but access time is lower than on 5400 RPM.

In the best cases, you buy an SSD for the OS, programs and a 500 GB model for your data/photos. That of the best performance gain.

Finally, and especially if you can get all the drivers and tools for Windows 7, you can check here:
http://EU.computers.Toshiba-Europe.com > support & downloads > download drivers

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