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Windows 7: External Hard Disk Drive won't boot after Ghosting

24 Sep 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks karlsnooks and madtownidiot,

The drive wasn't making much noise, it was more like everything was freezing for some time (and you could hear it humming slightly differently) but no significant noise, no. Chkdsk reported no additional bad clusters after I ran it in a couple of days.

I think I will just run on this drive until (if ever) situation gets out of control and if it does I will just replace it myself. A bit of out of pocket expense, but that's karma I'm afraid. Obviously, some regular backups will be needed.

What replacement would you recommend in the same price category (i.e. 50-60 pounds)?


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24 Sep 2010   #12

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

I'm not qualified to make a recommendation for a specific hard drive, especially since I've gone over to using a SSD which is expensive.

Be sure to monitor that temp.
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24 Sep 2010   #13


I usually buy western digital HDDs for laptops.. haven't had many fail on me. You can get almost hdd you want online for the price you quoted.. Here's the one I would recommend.. the larger cache will make up for the slower rotation speed and will probably last a lot longer.
Otherwise.. try this one:
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24 Sep 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks folks
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