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Hello everyone!

 

Upon booting I received an error from SMART warning me of imminent hard drive failure:

 

SMART Hard Disk Error

The SMART hard disk check has detected an imminent failure. To ensure not data loss, please backup the content immediately and run the Hard DIsk Test in System Diagnostics.

 

(checked with CrystalDiskInfo who gave me a 1 on Reallocated Sectors Count ) so I think it's time to change the hard drive.

 

I've never done that but I'd rather do it myself than to bring it to a repair shop. So how can I know if a given hard drive is compatitble to my machine? 

 

I've seen people suggesting to use the opportunities to upgrade to a SSD but I'd rather go for a large hard drive (2 TB or more) and I can't afford a SSD in such range.

 

On a side note, would you change the hard drive facing such an error from SMART or would you keep using your computer?

 

Thanks for the help

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hi

You can use a Sata SSD indeed, much faster
the crucial scan may help, but you should be able to install a sata blue or similar ssd

Welcome to Crucial USA
for the HDD you can look what is on it, brand, model capacity etc, and look for an identical one

 

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This is a macro, recorded answer, read the following carefully, and see according to your own problem.
If you have any doubts, ask me, I will try to answer the best
you have an error message, or a problem with the hard drive (or SSD)
this indicates that your hard drive is certainly damaged
Depending on the error, and its condition, it may fail anytime.
maybe it doesn't work anymore
First of all, you can try to recover personal data

 Once your data has been saved
You can either follow the following or buy a new hard drive directly!
What I am indicating now is just a rescue option
If it works, it will be temporary, back up your data regularly
depending on the hard drive condition, it may work a good time
but the hard drive may fail permanently
it is mainly in order to be able to use the computer, the time to replace the system disk
be careful because the goal is to erase the hard drive, your unsaved data will be lost
so you have to reinstall the computer completely
There are several methods, depending on the installed windows system and your computer

Try a full reinstall

You can try to help yourself with this tutorial (sorry not fully translated)

que faire en cas d' erreur / échec dst du disque dur - HP Support Community - 7338574

Using the HP Cloud Recovery Tool (Windows 10, 7)

 

if you have windows 10 you can use microsoft tool
https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/software-download/windows10

 

If you originally had a sata HDD you could possibly install a sata SDD
but this is another topic, if needed you should open another thread

Your computer should be this :

https://support.hp.com/ro-en/document/c05574510

Maintenance and Service Guide

the manual here is for the following series, obviously, but it can help with dismantling!

 

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