Swapped the harddisk in my laptop

I’ve had a long term problem with my laptop where it has seemed very slow.

And as it has already been upgraded to its maximum of 4 Gb RAM I started suspecting the 500 Gb hard disk I had upgraded to, so in the end I ran it through Xbench :

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This seemed very, very slow – so I ordered a new hard disk (a 500 Gb Seagate) and re-ran the same test :

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wow – on average almost 4 times faster.

And even better – the laptop now “feels” much snappier.