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#1 eesarahee

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 06:58 PM

I have a HP Pavillion DV7 and about two weeks ago I began to get notifications of an eminent hard drive failure. I called HP to see what my options were and they told me they could set me up with a new hard drive for about $250. I figured there are cheaper options out there but HP wouldn't be the people to tell me what those options are, so here I am! So I have a few questions for you lovely technologically savy souls out there. As far as the hard drive goes, is there a specific one I need for my particular laptop or could I just buy any kind? The hard drive that is currently in my computer is a Samsung hm641ji ata device. Should I just get another one of those or are there cheaper/better options? Also if you have any recommendations for sites to buy these hard drives from feel free to let me know! Thanks in advance for your help!

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 10:11 PM

The main issue you could stumble when purchasing a hard drive is, were you able to create the recovery discs for the laptop?

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:46 AM

$250? It better be 256GB SSD. Otherwise, you can use pretty much any 2.5" SATA II hard drive. A solid state drive will perform better, and also cost more.

For a regular hard drive you can find a decent one in the $100 range.

You will need to make an image to restore if you aren't able to get HP recovery disks.
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:24 AM

I have a HP Pavillion DV7 and about two weeks ago I began to get notifications of an eminent hard drive failure. I called HP to see what my options were and they told me they could set me up with a new hard drive for about $250. I figured there are cheaper options out there but HP wouldn't be the people to tell me what those options are, so here I am! So I have a few questions for you lovely technologically savy souls out there. As far as the hard drive goes, is there a specific one I need for my particular laptop or could I just buy any kind? The hard drive that is currently in my computer is a Samsung hm641ji ata device. Should I just get another one of those or are there cheaper/better options? Also if you have any recommendations for sites to buy these hard drives from feel free to let me know! Thanks in advance for your help!


Barracuda ST31000524AS 1 TB 3.5" Hard is a nice find for a laptop hard disk and it only costs $95 more affordable than the amount mentioned earlier...

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:51 AM

Barracuda ST31000524AS 1 TB 3.5" Hard is a nice find for a laptop hard disk and it only costs $95 more affordable than the amount mentioned earlier...


No 3.5" hard drive is appropriate for a laptop. Laptops take 2.5" drives.

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