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Dec 25th, 2017 at 5:49pm
 

My old ASUS gave a 'HDD' sort of  click click clicking while I was trying to start it.

Forced it shutdown, and it restarted ok.

Time for a new SSD I think.
Any suggestions?

it's prob about 4+ years old
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Reply #1 - Dec 26th, 2017 at 4:14pm
 
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Reply #2 - Dec 26th, 2017 at 5:48pm
 
Any SSD you like but more important put a new computer around it. Still prefer to use a real disk for storage.
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Reply #3 - Dec 26th, 2017 at 5:58pm
 
Dnarever wrote on Dec 26th, 2017 at 5:48pm:
Any SSD you like but more important put a new computer around it. Still prefer to use a real disk for storage.


SSD for boot, anything worth storing across 2+ drives.
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Reply #4 - Dec 26th, 2017 at 7:30pm
 
Gordon wrote on Dec 26th, 2017 at 5:58pm:
Dnarever wrote on Dec 26th, 2017 at 5:48pm:
Any SSD you like but more important put a new computer around it. Still prefer to use a real disk for storage.


SSD for boot, anything worth storing across 2+ drives.



ok.
A guy I know has an auto backup wirelessly at his place .

What if I do a ghost of my drive and set up an autoback up ?

This HDD has settled down. Due to age though, now id the time to prepare
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Reply #5 - Dec 26th, 2017 at 7:44pm
 
I think he has one of these

2 Bay Synology DS216J DiskStation NAS Unit

https://www.computeralliance.com.au/2-bay-synology-ds216j-diskstation-nas-unit

What is it ?
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Reply #6 - Dec 26th, 2017 at 8:03pm
 
dear Sprint,
I've been burnt too many times resurrecting old laptops.

Unless the laptop is an i7 quad core I wouldn't bother spending any money on it.
Just try & save the data on it with a USB backup hard drive
& buy a new laptop.
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Reply #7 - Dec 26th, 2017 at 8:08pm
 
Bobby wrote on Dec 26th, 2017 at 8:03pm:
dear Sprint,
I've been burnt too many times resurrecting old laptops.

Unless the laptop is an i7 quad core I wouldn't bother spending any money on it.
Just try & save the data on it with a USB backup hard drive
& buy a new laptop.


Just rip the HDD out and use an ext dock to pull the data off it with the new machine.


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Reply #8 - Dec 26th, 2017 at 8:27pm
 
Bobby wrote on Dec 26th, 2017 at 8:03pm:
dear Sprint,
I've been burnt too many times resurrecting old laptops.

Unless the laptop is an i7 quad core I wouldn't bother spending any money on it.
Just try & save the data on it with a USB backup hard drive
& buy a new laptop.


It is an i7 , don't know what core.
5+ years old.  I agree with your idea of not spending much money on it.

I more want a ghost of the entire HDD I have now  than just various files.
Am thinking the NAS will do that easy peasy.
Then I still need another new HDD/SSD .....

Yes, so a new spare SSD/HDD on USB now is a good idea.

Copy this one old HDD entirely onto a new SSD/HDD.
Hey, may a well put the new one in as soon as it is done ?

Thanks Bobby
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Reply #9 - Dec 26th, 2017 at 8:35pm
 


Quote:
500GB WD 2.5" 7200rpm SATA 6GB/s BLACK HDD
Warranty: 5 Year

$79 


https://www.computeralliance.com.au/500gb-wd-2.5-7200rpm-sata-6gb/s-black-hdd-pn...

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Reply #10 - Dec 26th, 2017 at 10:36pm
 
Sprintcyclist wrote on Dec 26th, 2017 at 8:35pm:
Quote:
500GB WD 2.5" 7200rpm SATA 6GB/s BLACK HDD
Warranty: 5 Year

$79 


https://www.computeralliance.com.au/500gb-wd-2.5-7200rpm-sata-6gb/s-black-hdd-pn...

You beauty Bobby


That's not an ssd though.
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Reply #11 - Dec 27th, 2017 at 7:08am
 
Sprintcyclist wrote on Dec 26th, 2017 at 8:27pm:
Bobby wrote on Dec 26th, 2017 at 8:03pm:
dear Sprint,
I've been burnt too many times resurrecting old laptops.

Unless the laptop is an i7 quad core I wouldn't bother spending any money on it.
Just try & save the data on it with a USB backup hard drive
& buy a new laptop.


It is an i7 , don't know what core.
5+ years old.  I agree with your idea of not spending much money on it.

I more want a ghost of the entire HDD I have now  than just various files.
Am thinking the NAS will do that easy peasy.
Then I still need another new HDD/SSD .....

Yes, so a new spare SSD/HDD on USB now is a good idea.

Copy this one old HDD entirely onto a new SSD/HDD.
Hey, may a well put the new one in as soon as it is done ?

Thanks Bobby



As Set has said the HDD you have linked to is not an SSD type drive.
Not all i7s are quad cores - some laptop versions are only dual cores.
Find the type of CPU:


With Win7:
From the Start Menu open the Control Panel. Scroll down to the section marked System and then select View amount of RAM and processor speed. From the window that is displayed, you'll be able to see which edition of Windows your PC is running, as well as the system type, processor and amount of RAM installed.


In the pic below it says 2 CPU ( & core2 duo) so it's only a dual core.

...
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Reply #12 - Dec 27th, 2017 at 2:13pm
 
You jinxed me, Sprint. My desktop chit it's guts today.

The usual place I buy computers from is shut for a week so I had a peek at Gumtree.  They have respectibly fast refurbished PCs for like  $200....
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Reply #13 - Dec 28th, 2017 at 3:16am
 

Well, I duffed that one.
Bought that HDD, put it on,tried to clone it
Laptop wont boot up now.
Will take it to the shop

See if they can do it

Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad


Might stick with sharpening knives

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Reply #14 - Dec 28th, 2017 at 4:23am
 

I fear I have broken it
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