1.    12 Jul 2016 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Romania
    Posts : 117
    Windows 10 Insider Build / Ubuntu 16.10

    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!
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  2.    13 Jul 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    UK
    Posts : 1,897
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    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.
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  3.    13 Jul 2016 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Romania
    Posts : 117
    Windows 10 Insider Build / Ubuntu 16.10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve C View Post
    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!
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