Seagate Momentus Laptop HDD 1 TB SATA-300 Upgrade for the HP - Compaq Presario CQ45-320TX Laptop/Notebook

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device type: notebook

Your Presario CQ45-320TX System Specs

System specs as shipped by the manufacturer.
Scan your system to view your specific system configuration.

Memory:

DDR2 PC2-6400

Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 8GB
Slots: 2

Although the memory can be installed one module at a time, the best performance comes from using matched pairs of modules.

How much memory your Windows OS will recognize depends on which version of Windows you are running. 32-bit versions of Windows will see (and utilize) only 3GB or 3.5GB. To utilize more memory, install a 64-bit version of your OS. More information about OS memory maximums can be found here.

Memory or DRAM is the "working" memory of the computer. It's used to store data for programs (sequences of instructions) on a temporary basis.

video - installing memory

Storage:

SATA

Storage Drives -- hard drives and solid state drives -- are the permanent memory for the programs and documents on your computer.

Data Transfer Rate is the rate at which data can be sent or received. This is determined by your motherboard. A drive with a higher transfer rate will only run at the rate of the motherboard's transfer rate.

Cache is a type of working memory that allows the drive to perform faster.

RPM is the rotations per minute of a hard drive which effects the speed of data transfer.

Solid State Drives are non-moving memory, so access speed is instant.

Seagate Momentus Laptop HDD 1 TB SATA-300

Seagate Momentus Laptop HDD 1 TB SATA-300
Part Number: ST1000LM024
Keep all your files on this Seagate 1TB HDD as a backup in an external enclosure, or just use it as the main HDD in your laptop. This drive is great for those who edit video on the go, or who like to use their laptops as mobile gaming computers.
 $79.99
Qty:
SilentSeek
A quieter hard drive to keep your PC as silent as possible

Store All Your Files
This terabyte hard drive will be able to hold thousands of pictures, hundreds of hours of video, and vast libraries of music. Perfect for using as a back-up hard drive

Capacity: 1 TB
Interface: SATA 3.0 Gbps
Form Factor: 2.5"
Height: 9.5mm
Buffer Size: 8 MB
Spindle Speed: 5400 rpm
Average Seek time (typical): 12 ms
Average Latency: 5.6 ms
Microsoft Certification: Compatible with Windows 7
Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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3.9

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (9)

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    (3)

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73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (5)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Awesome!

        This was so easy to figure out! The specific step by step instructions for my computer were just what I needed. The only reason I gave it one less star is because there were ...Read complete review

        This was so easy to figure out! The specific step by step instructions for my computer were just what I needed. The only reason I gave it one less star is because there were no instructions for what it to do once it booted up. You have to format the hard drive (or something to that effect). I found out what to do through a google search so nothing too difficult. The product was easy to install and is running great! Thank you Crucial!

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Good Hard Drive - Wrong Hard Drive

        I used Crucials hardware scanner to select both upgraded memory and a higher capacity hard drive for my new (refurb) laptop. This harddrive was selected as a fit/match and when I got it...Read complete review

        I used Crucials hardware scanner to select both upgraded memory and a higher capacity hard drive for my new (refurb) laptop. This harddrive was selected as a fit/match and when I got it, I used EZ-GIG to clone my hard drive. However, when I opened my laptop (never having done so before, since Crucial has always been reliable in the past) I discovered that my laptop took a 1.8" drive, and not the 2.5" I bought. Wasted the money as I don't need another 2.5" drive for any purpose. I put it in an enclosure, and put it in a drawer. Oh well. Good drive. Bad Crucial experience.

        Reviewed by 16 customers

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        1.0

        Good product terrible service

        By Jim

        from brooklyn, NY

        Verified Buyer

        Good hard drive and well worth the cost. However i wouldnt recommend using crucial. I paid for 2 day shipping which was not honored, i called and was assured that my shipping would be refunded; it was not. When the hard drive finally arrived 4 days later i found it in my apartment building lobby, opened, and with the wrong address on the postage. Rather than deal with customer 'service' again i decided to keep the hard drive which i have had no problems with. Great product, but i like my purchases to arrive on time (especially when i pay for it to do so) and preferrably unopened and addressed correctly. Never using crucial again.

         
        5.0

        Great addition!!!!

        By Deutschie

        from Washington, IA

        Verified Buyer

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              This was a great addition for my computer. I have so much space now to put my movies on....

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              1.0

              Not Right One

              By everyday user

              from Tipp City, OH

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • NA

              Cons

              • Does Not Fit Hpdv6700

              Best Uses

              • Na

              Can't match to product. Tech Service tired to help. Wrong Drive connector on disk.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              works fine

              By SoldierJ72589

              from Southfield, MI

              Verified Buyer

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                    i put this hard drive in my MacBook in less than 10 min,and it works great

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    Easy to find the right part

                    By The Sunshine Kid

                    from Miami, FL

                    Verified Buyer

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                          I ordered the drive and it came on-time and was exactly what I wanted. I was surprised to find out that Samsung HDD are made by Seagate. But it was the same and it works great. The 1TB drive is a hard worker and runs near silent. We will see what happens when it has about 500GB on it. But overall very pleased.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          4.0

                          Awesome!

                          By Sarah

                          from Orane County, CA

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                                This was so easy to figure out! The specific step by step instructions for my computer were just what I needed. The only reason I gave it one less star is because there were no instructions for what it to do once it booted up. You have to format the hard drive (or something to that effect). I found out what to do through a google search so nothing too difficult. The product was easy to install and is running great! Thank you Crucial!

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                1.0

                                Not compatible with all 2010 MacbookPro

                                By Jack

                                from New York

                                CP specs state this is compatible with my mid 2010 Macbookpro 7.1, but it is not. I found this out after taking the computer and drive to the Apple store. OK, it's not so much CP specs that are wrong as the Apple folk took some time before coming up with the problem. Not all, but SOME of the 2010 systems with 2.4Ghz were never intended to use a 1Tb drive, and that means the OS will not mount properly.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Review

                                By Ben

                                from St.Charles, Missouri

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Great Service! It fits perfectly with my laptop. Other than the late shipping, everthing was perfect!

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Hard drive ordered

                                By CJ

                                from Alliance, NE

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Quick delivery
                                • Very helpful staff

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Very satisfied with product and service.

                                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Crucial recommendation perfect

                                    By Pam

                                    from Nashville, TN

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Booted Up Immediately
                                    • Easy To Install
                                    • Fit My Laptop Perfectly

                                    Cons

                                    • None to add

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Wonderful Upgrade

                                    This is perfect for my extensive audio book collection.

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