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1answer
32 views

New D Drive replaced

I replaced my D drive due to a crash. I had a back up of D, so after replacing the D drive I copied most of the content back to same directory structure. But now programs that had databases stored on ...
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2answers
164 views

HDD replacement - is it worth it? [closed]

I've just bought a new notebook and it has Seagate Momentus ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB HDD inside. Right now the problem is that HDD is the slowest part of my laptop and I thought of replacing it with ...
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3answers
1k views

what is the difference between WD Green and WD Caviar Green when replacing a drive?

I need to replace a disk in a MyBook world Edition and it says to only use caviar green yet when I search for caviar green newegg comes back with just Green with caviar in the description I already ...
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3answers
487 views

Why is Windows 7 gone if I change my hard drive?

I just replaced a "broken" hard drive in a Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop and it looks like Windows 7 is gone. Is the operating system saved/stored on the hard drive? If so, does that mean I need to buy ...
1
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1answer
259 views

replacing failed HDD in Lacie 2big

I have a Lacie 2big Network, 2 x 1 TB in mirror. One of them failed 3 days ago. It produces a clicking sound, the Raid status shows endless "Synchronizing". If I buy a new HDD, same type, and replace ...
3
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1answer
817 views

How to replace the laptop HDD but preserve the recovery partition?

I need to replace the HDD from one laptop, but the goal is to preserve the recovery partition, thus allowing me to re-install windows at any given time, just like if it was the original HDD. I've ...
0
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1answer
782 views

How to easily replace the hard drive XP is booting from

I've bought a new SSD, and would like to replace the ageing hard drive that contains XP and C:\Program Files. What's the easiest way to do this these days? I don't have the physical Windows CD* ...
2
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2answers
308 views

Replacing a Macintosh SE hard-drive

I have an old Macintosh SE (the one with the slotted grille in the front) that has been sitting in a closet for years which I would like to spruce up and get it working order. It is complete and did ...
2
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2answers
140 views

Is it possible to “paste” everything of an old HDD to a new HDD?

I have a damaged 500GB HDD, and I want to change a new one now. Is there any way I could do this without having to reinstall the OS and all the applications? Is it possible to take a snapshot of ...
0
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1answer
317 views

What's the easiest way to clone a MacBook Pro drive with both Mac OS and Windows 7 installed?

I have a mid 2009 13" MacBook Pro with the 160Gb drive split in half running both Mac OS and Windows 7 through bootcamp. I'm planning to replace the hard drive for a 750Gb model and I would like to ...
3
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3answers
136 views

Received a 'repaired' drive under RMA replacement. Is this OK?

The replacement drive I received in lieu of the one submitted under RMA (returned because BIOS detected 500GB as either 4GB or 0MB) carries a 'Repaired' drive sticker. I'm confused about the ...
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0answers
111 views

Computer Not Recognizing New Harddrive Missing 200+ Gigs on an older Dell e1505 [closed]

I've tried setting the LBA in the BIOS but mysteriously there is no BIOS setting for LBA on this Dell e1505. I tried the registry hack to flip LBA on in Windows. Currently, running Windows XP Media ...
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1answer
1k views

Western Digital disk WD5000AAKS-75v0a0 vs ones without a dash

In one of my computers I have 500GB x 2 WD5000AAKS-75v0a0 in RAID-1 configuration. I was hoping to keep an identical drive on hand as a spare and started looking at prices. First I found this exact ...
1
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2answers
713 views

Replacing a laptop hard drive (Compaq Presario V5305WM)?

My Compaq Presario laptop hard drive has failed (luckily I was prepared). Now I want to refurbish this machine for another use. I'm going to need a new hard drive and was wondering where I could get ...
0
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1answer
126 views

Hard Drive Physical Disc Swap

Is it possible, and if so, what would it take to do a hard drive disc swap? If a HD has a damaged PCB, but the actual disc inside the drive where all the information is stored is not damaged, is it ...
4
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3answers
4k views

Are laptop hard drives fairly generic, or do I need to be careful to get the right one for my computer model?

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, and the hard drive is failing and I'd like to get a new one. What I'm wondering is, do I need to buy a hard drive specific to my computer model, or are laptop ...
3
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1answer
518 views

Toshiba Satellite A105-S4374 Hard Disk Failing

What do I need to get to replace my failing drive on my Toshiba Satellite A105 Laptop (approximately 3 years old)?