My drive is on its way out. It has been powering down for seconds or minutes at a time, then powering back up. It has just stopped working, so I have to reboot. It has also been taking a little longer to open programs as of late. It has also made that really fancy clicking noise. All signs of imminent failure. I did check my defrag status, and it's not by any means terrible. There aren't many fragmented files at all.
Well, the drive that is in my notebook is... err... was pretty sweet. 60GB 7200RPM w/ 8MB Cache. I want to get something similar, but idealy more storage space. 80GB+ is ideal to me as I want to do a dual boot setup on here. My 60GB drive is near full already, and I've only got XP on here. As of posting this, I only have 8GB free on this drive. My external drive is an 80GB drive, which has a back-up of a lot of my things.
Any recommendations? I couldn't find anything above 5400RPM on WD's website, and Maxtor has nothing to offer. Those are the two companies I'm more familiar with and trust because I haven't had any problems with their drives. I'm not looking to spend an arm and a leg on a drive either.
To be honest, Dell should be paying for the replacement drive, but they won't transfer the FIVE year warranty to my name... It's even a warranty where I get to speak to Americans!
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