28937Re: [linux-dell-laptops] internal hard drive DELL800 latitude
- Dec 13, 2008For what it's worth, I see a lot of failed hard drives in the laptop
repair business, and my experience has been that the drives most prone
to fail are the ones over 100Gbyte. In fact, I don't think I have ever
had to replace a drive in the 40 to 80 Gbyte range. And almost without
exception, the drives I see in laptops almost never have anything like
even 40 gbytes of data in them. Anybody who downloads and carrys around
160 Gbytes worth of important data in a laptop is being foolish. Very
foolish. They are just asking for it, and they usually get it. I don't
understand why anybody would even WANT to put a very large hard drive in
a laptop. If you want to collect a lot of music or video, an external
backup drive or a desktop drive is a much more sane choice. It is just
plain stupid to carry around a laptop with a lot of data stored in the
hard drive. One slip of the hand, or a good solid thump under the area
where the hard drive is, and you can kiss all your data goodbye.
I guess it is the Geek Squad blurb, you know--put in a 160 Gbyte hard
drive, 2 gigs of memory, and flash the BIOS and you will have a
What a bunch of shit that is.
Computer Monitor Service Inc.
Ardell's Laptop and PC Repair
10816 E. Mission Ave.,
Spokane Valley, Wa. 99206
> Hi all,
> My 80 GB 7200 rpm internal hard drive (hitachi) died (just 3 year and 1
> month). I would like to buy a internal hard drive which is reliable and
> best one with reasonable price as well.
> I am looking for 160 GB with 5400 or 7200 hard drive.
> It is IDE 2.5, ata 100, 8MB buffer. Really appreciate suggestion and
> any inputs to buy a new approbriate internal hard drive for my DELL800.
> Thanks a lot
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