Win 10 PC HDD cranks constantly

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  1. Posts : 152
    win10 pro 64 bit
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       #11

    Thanks for all your help guys. Need to find a new PC that fits my budget.
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  2. steve108's Avatar
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    19041.1466 - 2004/20H1 Pro x64
       #12

    esebm said:
    Thanks for all your help guys. Need to find a new PC that fits my budget.
    You might want to check SSD prices anyway so you can keep this PC as a usable spare or donate it to someone you know in need if you won't be buying a new PC for a while. You could still use the HDD for additional storage, depending on it's health.

    By cloning your HDD to a SSD, it becomes an almost risk free upgrade as you can disconnect and keep the HDD aside after you clone it to confirm the SSD boots and works after you clone it.
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  3. MaloK's Avatar
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       #13

    Big chances are... Only the Hdd is failing, and replacing it would bring it back on the road for a good while... Anyway you can still pull it out and do something else with it... Check out many 500gb SSDs are really affordable.
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  4. Posts : 152
    win10 pro 64 bit
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       #14

    OK, sounds good.
    What if the new PC comes with win 11? Obviously, I don't want to wipe that out with a win 10 clone from the old one.
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  5. MaloK's Avatar
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    Windows 7 Pro
       #15

    You can get an external USB enclosure or connect the drive to another free SATA port and copy your files to the new installation. Without problems.
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  6. steve108's Avatar
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    19041.1466 - 2004/20H1 Pro x64
       #16

    Download an run HD Sentinel app now to check your HDD health. If it's not healthy, you'll know now rather then when it fails.
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