I recently installed a new Seagate Momentus (ST9750420AS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive) on a Toshiba nb505-n508bl. . . . Even with the flimsy aluminum factory HDD "caddy," it still vibrates/buzzes a bit too much for my comfort. The rubber grip fittings on the bottom of the netbook are in good condition, so that's not the issue. And while vibrations are clearly reduced when on a stable, perfectly flat surface, they still occur on occasion. Also, the netbook seems vibration sensitive/susceptible to even the slightest pressure on the keyboard surface above/nearer the HDD (the mouse buttons just to the left of the HDD or the arrow keys that are directly above the HDD).
Of course I have also run several HDD scans with the appropriate utilities (both with Windows and Seagate disk scanning utilities), and the drive always scans perfectly clean and error free.
So my first questions:
1. Do any hardcore Toshiba netbook users know of a more solid/stable non-toshiba HDD caddy to better secure a higher speed HDD than the flimsy aluminum caddy?
2. Does anyone know if the Toshiba nb505-n508bl simply is not made to handle 7200 RPM (b/c it originally came with only a 5400 RPM HDD)?
Windows 7 Home Premium
Intel Atom CPU N455 @ 1.66 GHz
RAM 2.00 GB
32 bit OS
Edited by moscatomg1, 08 January 2013 - 08:56 PM.