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Recieved a SMART predict failure notice #4553267
10/24/17 03:18 PM
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chiefsfan1 Offline OP
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I kinda freaked out on this.
I did back things up to be safe.
It is a fairly old laptop running Win 7.
Time to chunk it?




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Re: Recieved a SMART predict failure notice [Re: chiefsfan1] #4553274
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You can replace the Hard Drive with a new one, at little cost, and probably much higher capacity. It's up to you, but needing a new drive is the least reason to replace a laptop or desktop. ALL hard drives fail at some point, it's a matter of when, not if.

You were using it before you received the notice, was it not useful to you?


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Re: Recieved a SMART predict failure notice [Re: chiefsfan1] #4553276
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+1

Replace hard drive with higher capacity one.


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Re: Recieved a SMART predict failure notice [Re: chiefsfan1] #4553277
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How much space do you need? You can replace it with a small SSD for around $50 which will make it much, much faster.


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Re: Recieved a SMART predict failure notice [Re: chiefsfan1] #4553279
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chiefsfan1 Offline OP
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Sounds good. Not replaced one before.
I don't think it came with CD's to put Win 7 back on?


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Re: Recieved a SMART predict failure notice [Re: chiefsfan1] #4553291
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Try to clone it first, then reinstall win if cloning doesn't work.


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Re: Recieved a SMART predict failure notice [Re: chiefsfan1] #4553321
10/24/17 04:06 PM
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ON, Canada eh?
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Put a SSD like a Samsung EVO in instead the performance increase alone will breathe new life into laptop and is far more reliable then a mechanical drive.

It did wonders for my older laptop that couldn't be upgraded past 4gb of Ram.


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Re: Recieved a SMART predict failure notice [Re: zorobabel] #4553327
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Originally Posted By: zorobabel
Try to clone it first, then reinstall win if cloning doesn't work.


+1

Hopefully, your new HD will come with cloning software.


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Re: Recieved a SMART predict failure notice [Re: chiefsfan1] #4553358
10/24/17 04:48 PM
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All the HD/SSD company provides cloning software that can be downloaded.
Otherwise, there are some free trial 30 days that can clone the HD to a new HD.

A lot of Youtube video on how to do it.


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Re: Recieved a SMART predict failure notice [Re: chiefsfan1] #4553360
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Unless you need the extra capacity, a faster hard drive would be better than a bigger one.


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Re: Recieved a SMART predict failure notice [Re: chiefsfan1] #4553538
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What are the rest of the specs on the laptop? What processor and how much ram, mainly. A hard drive or ssd can be had for $30 to $100. However, if you need to replace the battery at some point, add at least $20. If the power supply goes, that's another $20. If the power jack wears out or breaks, that's another $10-20. All of that is assuming cheapest ebay parts.
Depending on age, it may not be worth maintaining. Otherwise, you can still update it to windows 10 for free, and adding an ssd will make it faster than its ever been.


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Re: Recieved a SMART predict failure notice [Re: chiefsfan1] #4553618
10/24/17 08:36 PM
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Id try to see if chkdsk can fix it first. Try defragmenting the disk and doing a chkdsk on startup. It will run short and long tests to see if any sectors are repairable. Worst case its not fixable, in which case a new HD solves the issue.


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Re: Recieved a SMART predict failure notice [Re: Rolla07] #4553687
10/24/17 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted By: Rolla07
Id try to see if chkdsk can fix it first. Try defragmenting the disk and doing a chkdsk on startup. It will run short and long tests to see if any sectors are repairable. Worst case its not fixable, in which case a new HD solves the issue.


Backup before doing this as it will stress the drive. If it is on the verge of [censored] the bed this will speed it up. SMART errors are not usually software related. If you are keeping the laptop I second the idea of getting an SSD. It will make the machine much faster all around.

Re: Recieved a SMART predict failure notice [Re: chiefsfan1] #4553703
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As mentioned above, if it has decent specs you can replace the drive with an SSD and update it to W10. If the Samsung is too pricey, try the Sandisk drives - that's what I buy.

Most people don't need a huge drive unless they are storing a ton of videos. 240 GB for $83.99, 120 for $64.99

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sandisk-120...p?skuId=5394600


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Re: Recieved a SMART predict failure notice [Re: chiefsfan1] #4553851
10/25/17 06:21 AM
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Related question:

Does Windows 7 backup have the capability to populate a new SSD with the full backup image, system & data, and make it bootable upon doing a Restore from the Win 7 rescue disk that it made? Like the way Norton Ghost could do?

I'm running a quad core 17" laptop bought new in early 2010 (HP DV7-2270us) that has a 7200rpm drive made (or marketed) by IBM (relabeled Seagate?...) that so far is still working fine and has the SMART monitoring. However, I've thought lately about swapping in an SSD just to speed up the laptop as well as replace the hard disk before it does start to get flakey. Just not sure if the standard backups w/ system image I've been doing are capable of setting up an SSD in a turn-key way.

P.S. Assuming as SSD would also draw much less power, which is always a good thing for an aging laptop.



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