I'm currently replacing a failed hard drive on my ASUS Q400A laptop. The HDD I'm replacing is a HGST Travel Star 5K1000 750 GB variant. I've googled this model and they come in a 1 TB model, but the 7K1000 is also 1800RPM faster, although a bit more demanding in terms of power. Would it be a safe choice to go with the 7K1000 under these circumstances, or would I end up setting my computer on fire/out $100 from buying an incompatible HDD?
Here are the specs for my laptop. A photo of the HDD is to follow.
• Intel Core i7 3632QM (2.20GHz)
• 8GB Memory 750GB HDD
• Intel HD Graphics 4000
• 1366 x 768
• Windows 8 64-Bit
• DVD Super Multi
Here are links to both of the hard drives specs on hgst.com. I am not an expert at this so I need the input of someone who can tell me what all of this means so I can make a final decision.
5K1000 (The one I currently have)
7K1000 (The one I ideally want to replace the old one with)