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Reliable laptop hard drive

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  • Laptops
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  • Backup
  • Hard Drives
  • Travelstar
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July 1, 2014 4:39:34 PM

my currently hard drive maybe failing, it is a HGST Travelstar 7K1000 http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00B4QESVQ/ref=wms_o...
using a program called HDD regenerator 2011 apparently the new hard drive I got after only 3 months is saying I should backup immediately the attribute 191:G-sense error rate shows up 0 [100=100>0] > [99=99>0]

before was just 0 [100=100>0]
Should I contact the company and get a replacement? or just backup data and wait out until the hard drive is completely gone? and if so what hard drive should I get a hybrid or SSD?

I'd really appreciate another backup option such as complete backup one 2.5" hard drive to another 2.5" hard drive like a clone method. This way I wouldn't need to re-install the whole operating system, settings games etc.. that would take weeks trust me.

Doesn't seem like there are any bad sectors or delays in this current hard drive either.

hdd regenerator keeps warning me backup immediately and keeps saying G-sensor parameters went down, for the last 3 months it did not say this was all green okay until now. Well I got the occasional yellow overheating hard drive issue but that wasn't much a problem as the hard drive is said to go 65oC 24/7 operation.

In any case I need a good durable brand hard drive 1-2TB 7200rpm 32 or 64mb buffer 2.5" laptop hard drive that I can replace one that's 24/7 use just in case. Any help ladies or lads?

would really appreciate any help that someone can give me.

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July 2, 2014 6:27:32 AM

Thanks but I promise myself I won't buy any Toshiba or Seagate brands as I've had so many unreliable experience with both of them, can you give me other brands?


edit- I need help fast, I've been charged with the duty of finding a new hard drive for my laptop before Amazon charge me have 30 days, need to get one thats 7200rpm solid state hybrid if the make is good then i guess I don't mind Seagate but there are no other brands that do 1TB?

Specs I need

7200rpm
6gbs
32 or preferably 64mb cache
1TB size
reliable 24/7 operation highest temperatures it can withstand maybe 65oC
2.5 inch size

basically like what do you think of this? = http://www.amazon.co.uk/Black2-Dual-2-5-inch-Drive-Inte...
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July 2, 2014 4:15:14 PM

All laptops are 5400rpm

WD don't have SSHD.

That's two separate drives - an SSD and a HDD. If you can use that, it should be good. There's no specs on it though - hdd rpm and cache, ssd read and write times.
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July 2, 2014 4:39:29 PM

i7Baby said:
All laptops are 5400rpm

WD don't have SSHD.

That's two separate drives - an SSD and a HDD. If you can use that, it should be good. There's no specs on it though - hdd rpm and cache, ssd read and write times.


Thats not entirely true? my current hdd in the laptop is http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00B4QESVQ/ref=wms_o... its 7200rpm 32mb cache do you mean all SSD and hybrid hard drives are 5400 rpm? Isn't it slow for an SSD or hybrid to have 5400rpm?
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July 2, 2014 4:45:31 PM

what do you think of http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00IRRDHW6/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC... Crucial CT1024M550SSD1 1TB M550 SATA 6Gbps 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive is it better to go full SSD or a Hybrid? Which is more reliable? I've heard that some SSD's break and then data is unrecoverable? and also doesn't show warning signs? Lets say I want to play games on it, I want to download stuff like tv shows and some days leave the laptop on overnight 1-3 days straight. Which is more reliable durable and fast for me?

If I can get 1TB SSD vs 1TB mechanical combined 120gb of SSD Hybrid.
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July 2, 2014 5:30:42 PM

Can you fit 2 drives in your laptop?

If so, just get a 120gb ssd for the OS and a 1tb hdd for the rest.
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July 3, 2014 12:20:59 AM

Nah just one drive in there its DELL Xps 15 L502X but I think the case is big enough for a WD black2 harddrive combo? how fast is the gaming on that hard drive? and say running video off the 5400rpm mechanical bit in it? I know its expensive but isn't the Crucial CT1024M550SSD1 1TB M550 SATA 6Gbps 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive better to get? a bit pricey but isn't it better?
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July 3, 2014 1:06:09 AM

The speed only affects load time - so your games will load faster. They won't play faster.

If that WD combo drive will fit and you can afford it, then use it.
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July 3, 2014 6:01:49 AM

ok thanks man I will find out, just out of curiosity the WD Black2 combo lets compare to Crucial link above pure SSD, which would you go for? The crucial has 1TB SSD the WD black2 cheaper by a lot but whats the downside to using that instead? Would have thought by now the mechanic bits in hybrid should be 7200rpm? what is the mb buffer cache on the WD black2?

Someone I know recommend I get the Crucial SSD 1TB if I can afford it, the WD black2 I'm still not sure if my laptop can take that size but 1TB + 120gb capacity does sound appealing just the mechanical parts get me down they are 5400rpm, plus on this laptop I've had bad trouble with mechanical bits overheating.

If operations are performed at a fraction of the time on full SSD wouldn't that be better to have as the temperature shouldn't stay high for long if operations are completed quicker? Such as defragment, or virus scanning?

You did suggest if the WD black2 drive fits then use it but why over a full SSD?
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July 3, 2014 4:28:21 PM

A 1 tb ssd costs a lot more. If you have the money then go for it.

I'm happy with my pc with a 120gb ssd and 2tb hdd.

You can google specs to find out more info.
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July 4, 2014 2:27:03 AM

i7Baby said:
A 1 tb ssd costs a lot more. If you have the money then go for it.

I'm happy with my pc with a 120gb ssd and 2tb hdd.

You can google specs to find out more info.


2TB? Is that a desktop? Thought that 1TB was laptops maximum unless well my common sense is telling me your laptop has 2 drive bays?

In any case I think I did the right thing with Crucial because WD support told me that their wd black2 harddrive
cannot be used 24/7 operation its not enterprise type hard drive and further more their mechanical bit is 5400rpm, and I'm thinking something like that is just casual use 2 days straight max probably? Then again 5400 means it keeps the hard drive cooler for longer but still think that crucial m550 SSD is better correct?

Price doesn't really matter to me but read somewhere in some review tests the Samsung pro SSD was the winner overall on SSD. I just want reassurance that m550 crucial 1TB SSD was a decent buy for lastability durability and performance?

now all I need is information regarding transition between Mechanical hdd and SSD, can I treat the SSD like a mechanical drive? Is there any software that will let me monitor it like hdd regenerator did for my mechanical? or software to keep it clean from errors, should I defragment the SSD often? and when could I expect a failure?
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