November 16, 2008 at 5:02 pm #159374November 17, 2008 at 2:56 pm #169049ashesfallMember
This may just be my opinion but for what it’s supposed to be used for, the amount of HD space in the NC is approaching overkill already. Some notebooks come with 8GB SSD’s with half of that being taken up by the operating system alone! Now don’t get me wrong, you can never have enough space and my 750 GB worth of Exeternal HD’s will attest to that but for a netbook I think 160 is more than adequate.
Also reading on Overclockers it seems like replacing the HD generates more heat and noise with very little in the way of performance improvements. So anyone who is thinking of attempting this might want to keep that in mind!
Once again this is just my opinion.
ashesfallNovember 17, 2008 at 3:30 pm #169050RsaeireMember
I agree. 160 GB was an awful lot when I first saw the NC10 specifications. My Dell Inspiron 9400 has 160 GB, so the same sized drive on the NC10 seems just funny to me!
I hear you on storage space outside the netbook’s own too. I have about 3.5 TB of space, between my desktop, laptop and extra hard drives, so having a large netbook drive isn’t of paramount importance to me.November 17, 2008 at 3:42 pm #169046jezMember
I think it is easy to forget just how much space 160gb is. Unless you are planning to store your “legally purchased” movies on the drive then I have to agree with the above two posts.
I am getting close to installing all the apps I need and Ive hardly used any of the space!
But again, we will all have different uses for our netbooks and there is bound to be someone who needs the space – so it’s nice to know there is the option. I think if I needed space Id use USB keys – they are so cheap these days and then you can easily swap your data around.November 17, 2008 at 4:29 pm #169048fatnbaldMember
It is the same old story of the requirements expanding to fit the hardware, ever bought a bigger house that has loads if space in it and wonder where it all went to 6 months later?
a little hosekeeping on systems can soon free up a lot of GB’s. I remember my first laptop that a 20 meg hard drive in it, I thought is was as big as a very big thing, mind you it was running on MSDos at the time with 640K of mem on it!November 17, 2008 at 5:28 pm #169047jezMember
you must be older than me then, my first hard disk was a wopping 400mb!
Personally I won’t be thinking about a replacement until it runs out. With a bit of good housekeeping I think that will be a long time.
I am really glad I am not limited to a 4 or 8gb SSD though – now that really would need an upgrade!
160gb NC10s for the win 🙂November 21, 2008 at 4:58 am #169052hefMember
i’ll tell you what 160 gb is for on a machine like this…
videos and audio.
i’ve pretty much decided i’m buying an nc10 @ christmas now (hence lurking this forum) and i’ll be using it mainly for entertainment on the work commute. i ride a bus for five hours every day so this will be a godsend.
that and i’ll be composing music on it and doing some location recoridng probably 😀 plenty of reasons for a big hard drive.November 21, 2008 at 7:10 am #169051dougpMember
I upgraded my laptop to a 320gb from my A8Jp since it’s where I store my music and videos, along with all my application backups and such. It’s going to be handy for storing game ISOs if I have to. I used to use an external hard drive, but it’s so much of a hassle.November 24, 2008 at 5:45 pm #169054SamuelMember
An obvious ‘upgrade’ would be to put an SSD in there – more and more SATA 2.5″ drives are coming out and the price is coming down.
The best drives offer desktop-like speeds but lower power consumption and they are getting more capacious all the time. If an affordable 120gig SSD model came out, I’d be very tempted……November 24, 2008 at 6:01 pm #169053techguyoneMember
Agreed, but I think it’ll be a while before we get sensible capacities
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