Windows 10: REQUEST! Sudden HDD failure. Need urgent opinions regarding a new one
REQUEST! Sudden HDD failure. Need urgent opinions regarding a new one
So when I got home I noticed that my laptop is not working anymore. It seems that my HDD has failed. I owned a Lenovo Z50-70 laptop. Googling the laptop might help you to know more about it. I am typing from my phone.
I am using the laptop a little bit for gaming, but mostly for programming on Windows or on Linux.
Can anybody tell me what paramaters should I take into consideration for this? Should I look for the latest SATA? Or look at the cache or rpm?
The other variant is buying a SSD now (250GB or so) for now and buy another one for installing Linux later, as I dont have that much money at the cutrent moment.
I need straightforward and fast answers right now. Thanks a lot!
Firstly, if you have access to another PC I would create this rescue disk from the forum Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk
Then boot from the disk and check/ repair your hard drive if possible. Also check the SATA and power supply connections to your hard disk are secure.
I recommend a SSD if you need to replace the drive. I put a Samsung 850 EVO 500GB in my laptop 6 months ago and would never go back back to a hard disk due to the vastly improved speed and responsiveness.
My HDD wasn't even being detected by the laptop anymore. I got a Samsung EVO 500GB just like you did. Thank you for your reply!
Steve C said:
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