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Windows 7: HDD

13 Sep 2010   #31
bagavan

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

I checked about my HDD in HD tune pro.I was shocked to see this..Is the cable really damaged?




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13 Sep 2010   #32
Keiichi25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

Hard to say on the drive issue, as I was under the impression this is a Laptop. You would hardly have access to the cable in general.

As for the drive, 640 gig 5400 RPM is fine for general web browsing and non-high performance gaming.
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14 Sep 2010   #33
bagavan

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

this is my 160 GB drive..I have never accessed the hard drive cable..how did it get damaged?I am not experiencing any problems.
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15 Sep 2010   #34
bagavan

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

I asked the laptop dealer and he told to upgrade to 500 GB rather than 640 GB..he told core 2 duo is old processor and processor can`t handle such massive disks..How cum processor is involved?
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15 Sep 2010   #35
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
I asked the laptop dealer and he told to upgrade to 500 GB rather than 640 GB..he told core 2 duo is old processor and processor can`t handle such massive disks..How cum processor is involved?
I would dump that dealer because he doesn't know what he's talking about. By today's standards a 640G HDD is NOT considered a "massive" drive. The fact that it's a core 2 duo doesn't matter as the processor doesn't know or care how big the drive is. The question really should be "How large of a drive do you need?" If you need to carry that much data around in your laptop, then go for the larger drive. Personally, the largest drive I've ever had in a laptop is 320G and have never come close to filling that. Your needs may be different.

If I was doing the upgrade, I would go for the 7200rpm drive but it's your money and your computer so if you feel the 5400rpm drive is best then go for it. Either will work fine.

I wouldn't worry about a single "Interface Communication Error" as reported by HDTune. If you were getting many errors I would be concerned. Regardless, do regular data backups and you never have to worry about losing data.
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15 Sep 2010   #36
bagavan

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

I already knew that 640 GB could be easily handled by the computer.And about the HD tune only one error is displayed as mentioned above...So the sata cable is not damaged rite?
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15 Sep 2010   #37
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

If the SATA connection (there probably isn't a cable) were damaged you would see many/constant errors. A single error is nothing to be concerned about.

Most likely there is a compartment on the underside of your laptop where the HDD is housed. With the power off, open the compartment, pull the HDD and then re-insert it. That will make sure you don't have any issues due to dirty contacts on the SATA connector. However, as I said before, I wouldn't worry about a single error.
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15 Sep 2010   #38
bagavan

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

And one more thing that I asked the dealer was which company HDD with which he would upgrade,he just told that which is recommended by acer..I was very insistent to use seagate but he did not answer..
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13 Nov 2010   #39
bagavan

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Will changing the hard disk reduce the life span of my laptop?
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13 Nov 2010   #40
madtownidiot

 

Not at all. In fact if you are already seeing errors with the one you have.. not changing the HDD will reduce the life span of the laptop.
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