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  1. Hi there, I have an ASUS N53SN laptop with a Seagate Momentus 750GB HDD which I bought around 2013. It sometimes makes some noises when the BITS has started in Windows 7. But the main problem is that HD Sentinel reports a health of only 12% while the performance is 100%. It also says "The drive found 168 bad sectors during its self-test. There are 168 weak sectors found on the disk surface. They may be remapped any time in the later use of the disk. 742 errors occurred during data transfer." Now I want to replace this HDD, however, I'm not sure which product is the best choice for me? I'm looking for a more reliable HDD with more speed. I don't know if SSHD's are good but I don't want to buy an SSD because they are overpriced in the country which I'm living and I think I won't need that high speed too much. Some people say go for HITACHI HDD's, some recommend WD Black or Black Caviar, and some suggest Seagate products. I know they can all fail, I'm searching for the most reliable choice. I have a WD Green in a desktop and it makes loud and annoying noises much worse than my Seagate in my laptop, despite the fact that I bought the WD Green recently and have not used it often. So the bottom line is I'm looking for a nice reliable hard disk for my laptop with the capacity of at least 750GB and much faster than my current one. Any recommendations would be much appreciated. Thanks.
  2. I am getting a new laptop (Lenovo T450s) and plan to upgrade the storage right away. I choose HDD because the cost is still much lower than SSD. Here's my criteria in descending order of importance: 1) reliability 2) capacity 3) performance I am looking at 1TB range. I am going to stick with HGST or WD because of past not-so-good experiences with Seagate. No real failure, but the drives sounded scary. On the reliability front, can anyone comment on HDD speed and temperature? I have been using 5400RPM drives on laptops because I have bad experience with a 7200RPM drive. I am afraid when operating that hot all the time, the drive would fail too soon. The 7200RPM WD Scorpio drive was mounted on Dell Inspiron 600m, the left palm side was unpleasantly hot; sorry, don't have temp reading (it feels well above 40 deg C). In contrast, my 5400RPM HGST drive was running at 37 deg C on a Lenovo T400. Another question--I see the 5400RPM drives tend to have 8MB cache only, while the 7200RPM has 16 or 32MB. Why is this? Wirawan
  3. I would like to use SSDs on my old laptop. My laptop is E300-AP55K (LG). producted in Jan. 2008. (Intel / T5750 (2.0GHz) / 1280x800 / 2GB / DVD recorder / AMD(ATI) / 1.97Kg / 6cell / HDMI / D-SUB / webcam / USB 2.0 /IEEE1394 / Express card / Multi-card reader / HDMI / 1.3M WEB CAMERA / Hybrid 256MB / Windows Vista Peculiarity: Providing SATA1, TOSHIBA MK1665GSX 160.0 GB (SATA2) was installed, Southbridge of mainboard: SB600, No AHCI option in BIOS) Apart from everything else, I am curious whether I can connect SSDs to my laptop at least physically. You may see my laptop and HDD. My HDD is just put down on the laptop and connected. To remove the HDD, we just raise it up. However, SSDs like TOSHIBA Q Series Pro (my HDD is of TOSHIBA) have some part that can be inserted to connectors. My HDD has no such part. Is it possible to use SSDs on my laptop?