I got an error message a few days ago stating there was a HARD DISK FAILURE of the C: (which is the only drive) and should backup my files. I'm hoping to get some advice on replacing the hard drive. I've got an Acer Aspire 5750-6414 laptop. The problem I am having trouble with is the existing 500GB hard drive is listed as SERIAL ATA-300... only I can't find anything listed as a "300". Does anyone know if this is the same as any of the following:
-Serial ATA 2
-Serial ATA 3
-Serial ATA III
-Serial ATA 6
I am looking for an inexpensive, but equivalent replacement and don't really understand what would be compatible as well as fit.
I was also wondering if INSTEAD OF or IN ADDITION TO purchasing another drive are there any System Tools that might "fix" the problem like running the Scan Disk or Disk Defrag or ?
or if I could just partition the existing drive and move everything to a newly partitioned D: drive - to bypass whatever the problem(s) may be with the C:
I'm just trying to figure out what my options are.
At present, the computer is still up & running- seemingly okay- tho, I keep expecting that at any moment this won't be the case.
(In order to back up my files I plan on buying a Toshiba 1T, external USB portable hard drive for $48)
Any help or nudge in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by hamluis, 16 October 2014 - 04:34 PM.
Moved from System Building to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.