I have a Precision Mobile Workstation M4400 w/ 4gig RAM, 250gig 7200rpm HD, Duo 3.06GHZ processor, running WinXP Pro 32bit. I use the workstation for running AutoCad Civil 3D software (32bit app). I have noticed that there is allot of HD activity when running the application. I was wondering what would be the fastest HD to possible to run in this laptop. Tiger Direct has recommended the 2.5" 300gig Velociraptor 10K rpm. I am concerned however about cooling. Are there some other options for me?
On another note I have been told that if I switched to Windows 7 64 bit running on this architecture PC that it would increase my performance. Is there any truth to that?
Fastest would be a solid state drive - the Velociraptor is not designed for notebook use (but the rumor mill says that someone - most probably WD - will soon release a 10,000 rpm drive for notebook use).