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Windows 7: Laptop hard drive died :(

06 Apr 2015   #1
D3LL

 
 
Laptop hard drive died :(

So my laptop hard drive finally died after 5 years....

So me being clever decided to install Ubuntu on my external hard drive and now my laptop lives on,..
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06 Apr 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Replace the old hard drive with a new SSD. That should make you happy and your computer a lot faster.
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06 Apr 2015   #3
D3LL

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Replace the old hard drive with a new SSD. That should make you happy and your computer a lot faster.
It's a spare machine. I don't really have the need to do this lol. But a good suggestion.
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06 Apr 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

What was the hdd that died ?
I had a 6 y.o. Hitachi that died but win-10tp killed that one
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06 Apr 2015   #5
D3LL

 
 

Surprise, Surprise.. It was an Hitachi lol.
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06 Apr 2015   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep that is ironic
5200rpm I'm surprised it lasted as long as it did
I did add a ssd in it and it's amazing what that actually did for it in general performance
I first had a 256 mx100 in it then realized I didn't need that much space and got a 128 mx100 instead for it and that's perfect disk space wise for what it's used for.
Super fast

I have Linux mint 17.1 on a flash drive that I use on it too
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06 Apr 2015   #7
D3LL

 
 

Yeah I was also surprised mine lasted so long. The machine was always in use and on for 3 months solid most of the time. I now have 4 machines including this 'spare' one so can't really justify the cost of adding a SSD lol. I only use the machine for testing and running bit.
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