I have a portable ultrasound machine that I use for my livelihood. It is basically a chubby labtop with a hard drive and an embedded, very locked down, windows xp based OS.
It comes with a crappy, slow, small hard drive which is supposedly really hard to replace with anything else due to the number of partitions and sizes of the partitions used by the proprietary software (I think I heard 5 partitions). Assuming that I can get past that issue, I am looking for a much faster drive (must be IDE) which will increase the overall performance of the unit and will speed up writing ultrasound videos to the hard drive which takes too long with the crappy 40 Gig 5400 rpm drive that it comes with.
An obvious choice would be the Momentus XT, I think. ESPECIALLY if they got the firmware to the point that write speeds are improved by caching.
Any advice you guys can give toward drive selection and cloning the complexly partitioned drive would be really helpful.