Having problems with your HP Pavilion dv8315NR Notebook ?

Need to find out what hard drive I have So I can upgrade. What is the best I can buy at an economical price. I also want to know, What would be the difference in a 100 GB and a 200GB with 4200 RPM? Tech support at HP said the following.You have Hard Drive 100GB (4200RPM) And you can upgrade upto double.With same (4200RPM) RPM speed thats it.

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I have never heard of a laptop only being able to run a certain rpm hard drive.

Difference between a 100gig and 200gig hard drive is just capacity for data storage. The real differences come into play through RPM and cache size. Both of these values are listed in any brochure or advertisement for a hard drive. A higher RPM doesn't always mean a faster drive, but a higher cache does.

I am missing one key stat about your hard drive to pick one out for you, its interface. The interface is how it physically plugs into your motherboard, the connection type. You basically have three types, SATA, IDE or ATA-6. Below are links to pictures of all so you can identify.
SATA: http://www.datarecoverytutorial.com/wp-images/recover-data-from-laptop/laptop-sata-hard-drive.jpg
IDE: http://bixnet.net/images/NBHD-IDE-Connector.jpg
ATA-6: http://img.tomshardware.com/us/2005/03/23/miniature_disk_drive/toshiba-connector.jpg

I personally use newegg.com for buying computer parts. I gave a link for a suggested SATA, one for a suggested IDE and one for ATA-6. Feel free to browse their other hard drives for just the right price.

SATA: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152111
and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145227

ATA-6: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136114
and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136159

IDE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152110

Hope this helps and answers your question.
Your Hp DV8000 will take any 2.5" EIDE interface hard drive of any size. I alsways tell people to put their money into both size and speed. 4200 rpm hard drives are yesterdays tech and are being phased out. Your system will accept up to a 500 GB hard drive, and have an operating speed of 7200 rpms. The trick to installing a new hard drive in OEM devices like HP, is to use the "initializing" installation CD that comes with hard drives. New hard drives come from the factory inactive. I also belive that if you buy a Seagate drive, it comes with a utility that will "clone" your old drive before you change it out with a new one. Just make sure you read the instructions and duide when you purchase the drive. I usually but Deagates and Western Digitals, they come with very good and supportave software. The usual size I purchase for clients is 250 gb, 7200 rpm drives. These sell for around $100.00 and less on Ebay.
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