I realize that anything can just die/stop working suddenly without any signs or warnings, but
if I'm not mistaken, isn't it unusual or abnormal for hard drives that were working perfectly
and showing no signs of hard drive failure, to just suddenly die and stop working the next day?
Usually when hard drives are getting old and about to die, it becomes very sluggish for
many days and other problems arise before it finally croaks. My notebook is a pretty old one
but I had the hdd replaced a few years ago. It was working fine, perfectly even...very smooth,
no lag, no issues, but I had to get replacement AC adapter (power cord) because the original
was dying. The replacement AC adapter is not the manufacturer's original ac adapter. I had to get one
off a computer technician who told me it was the same one (meaning, the specs of the adapter
works with or matches with that of my notebook model).
I plugged it in and the notebook was working fine for about 2 days. Now it suddenly died
and diagnostics says DST short failure and no hard drive detected. So I'm assuming that means
my hard drive just died suddenly after having no signs of it. Could it be the new adapter?
Now I have a dilemma because I don't know if the hard drive just died on it's own (suddenly) or
if the new ac adapter may have slightly different specs and was killing my HDD until it finally died only
3 days later?
In your opinion, which do you think is the most likely cause?