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Old 01-03-2019, 06:18 AM   #1
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Default Is my Laptops Hard Drive on it's Way Out? (4 Year Old Samsung ST1000LM024)

So just a few hours ago (from when i'm posting this) my laptop (which is a Dell Inspiron 3542) randomly shut down for no reason and when i rebooted it, some of the files on the desktop had moved and some files on the taskbar were missing.

The hard drive in this thing is a 4 year old Samsung ST1000LM024 with 30K POH and was working fine up until now (and looking around online seems to show that this model is not very good in general).

What do you think, is it time to replace it and if so, what drive should i replace it with?

The OS i'm using is Windows 7.
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:13 AM   #2
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Yes, swap it out ASAP. Replace it with a Western Digital of your choice.
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:42 AM   #3
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The hard drive in this thing is a 4 year old Samsung ST1000LM024 with 30K POH and was working fine up until now (and looking around online seems to show that this model is not very good in general).
For me brand S*****g for HDD is only crap, on 2009 only can use for 2 month then suddenly got totally bad sector. after that happen i never trust anymore.

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What do you think, is it time to replace it and if so, what drive should i replace it with?
WD or Seagate, one of them the first my choose.
Hitachi.
Toshiba.
both on last seem lower quality from top ones

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The OS i'm using is Windows 7.
I format with help xp bottable or HBCD.
-Primary (C)
-Logical (D-Y partitions)
-unallocated (Z)
didn't like all partition as primary and i believe have more reliable.
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Old 01-03-2019, 12:32 PM   #4
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Actually I have the same model here on my desk (defective) manufactured by Seagate. So I do think that ur drive is Samsung branded but manufactured by Seagate.

I would choose WD, never had problems with those
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Old 01-03-2019, 04:16 PM   #5
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Ok, i'm looking at getting a Western Digital WD10JPVX. should this be able to replace my current drive?
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Old 01-03-2019, 05:24 PM   #6
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Looks good to me.
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:40 PM   #7
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So just a few hours ago (from when i'm posting this) my laptop (which is a Dell Inspiron 3542) randomly shut down for no reason and when i rebooted it, some of the files on the desktop had moved and some files on the taskbar were missing.

The hard drive in this thing is a 4 year old Samsung ST1000LM024 with 30K POH and was working fine up until now (and looking around online seems to show that this model is not very good in general).

What do you think, is it time to replace it and if so, what drive should i replace it with?

The OS i'm using is Windows 7.
"ST"-> Probably a Seagate with the Samsung name slapped on it! And Seagate 2.5-inch HDDs, apparently have major issues! With extreme slowness probably being common.

Just like Maxtor earlier, where their name was slapped on Seagate HDDs, probably at or roughly 5 years before Samsung had the same kind of fate!
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One last question, do you think the issue i had might be related to the hard drive? (PC freezing then shutting down and after rebooting, files on the desktop moved and files in the taskbar disappeared)
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Old 01-04-2019, 08:42 AM   #10
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PC freezing then shutting down
Are you getting an auto-reboot from Windows? (caused by an error that's also a BSOD)
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Old 01-04-2019, 03:47 PM   #11
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Are you getting an auto-reboot from Windows? (caused by an error that's also a BSOD)
No.
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Old 01-04-2019, 06:22 PM   #12
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No.
A shutdown is usually the CPU reaching a critical temp. Thus, on a wild goose chase, LMAOO!

A crash is most likely the HDD, except for an Athlon II-based HP CQ 61 from 2009, of course...

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personally, I'd take the HDD out, put in a SSD, ditch windows and run some flavor of linux.
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Yeah, just try an SSD and see if your machine works then. 120 GByte will cost around 20-25$, even cheaper than an HDD

Or do you need the big space of the hard disk?
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I only use under 1/3 of the 1TB.
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just download some kind of software that can pull the smart data from the hard disk like crystal disk info or hdtune. look for any reallocated, pending or uncorrectable sectors. that most likely indicates a failing hard disk.
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Old 01-05-2019, 08:44 AM   #17
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I'm with ChaosLegionnaire here, first thing to check, if the hard drive looks healthy you may suspect something else. (doesn't mean the hard drive is 100% good but still)

But yeah replacing an HDD with an SSD is always a good idea as well.
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I have crystal disk info and as far as it can tell, the disk is fine.
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Download HD Tune and perform a Full scan of the drive, but not in quick mode.

If there is no defective sector on the disc, the problem could be another. OR the drive electronics could habe a problem itself, but mechanically everything is good.
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Can you post a screenshot of what PassMark DiskCheckup says about the drive?
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