Seagate Momentus HDD 1 TB SATA-300 Upgrade for the Toshiba Satellite L500-1R1 Laptop/Notebook

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device type: notebook

Your Satellite L500-1R1 System Specs

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

Memory:

DDR3 PC3-12800

Memory Type: DDR3 PC3-12800, DDR3 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 4GB
Slots: 2

Although the memory can be installed one module at a time, the best performance comes from using matched pairs of modules.System is at maximum memory, no memory upgrades are possible. These parts should be used as replacements once the system is outside of its warranty period.

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 HDD 1 TB SATA-300

Seagate Momentus HDD 1 TB SATA-300
Part Number: STBD1000100
Seagate Momentus unlocks the power of notebook computers with a 5400-RPM spin speed and optional 8MB cache buffer.
 $89.99
Qty:
Momentus stands head-to-head with 4200-RPM notebook drives in BatteryMark tests, while simultaneously increasing system level performance by almost 50 percent. Seagate Momentus delivers the experience, commitment and innovation you expect from the world's leading manufacturer of disc drives.

Product Description: Seagate Momentus
Type: Hard drive - internal
Capacity: 1 TB
Form Factor: 2.5"
Interface: Serial ATA-300
Data Transfer Rate: 300 MBps
Spindle Speed: 5400 rpm
Microsoft Certification: Compatible with Windows 7

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4.3

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        2.0

        A hard drive with hard problems

        By RyGuy

        from Aiken, SC

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Nice packaging

        Cons

        • Bolts Were Loose
        • Took Awhile To Format

        Best Uses

        • Computer Hard Drive

        i put the hard drive in my macbook pro.
        its a nice looking drive, with good memory.
        the hard drive had small irrelevant defects.
        took awhile for my computer to get used to it.

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        • No
         
        5.0

        1TB hard drive

        By TJ

        from NY

        Verified Buyer

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          Cons

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              I had a 350gb hard drive that got full with pictures, I installed 1TB , easy installation and Im very happy with it

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              5.0

              on time and it works

              By Sorter guy

              from Indianapolis, IN

              Verified Buyer

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                Cons

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                    My laptop kept shutting down overnight, and the hard drive was filling up. This hard drive took care of both problems.

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                    • No

                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Happy Happy Happy

                    By Hask12

                    from Hudson, Ohio

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Items Listed Were Right
                    • Shipping was fast
                    • Website easy to use

                    Cons

                    • none

                    Best Uses

                      Ordered memory and a hard drive. Crucial listed the items I needed making the transaction very easy.

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