11-05-2016 12:19 AM
I have a hp evvy 15 j101tx with the following specs:
- Intel core i7 4702mq
- 8gb ram
- 1tb hdd with 24gb msata cache
- 1920 X 1080 FHD touchscreen panel
- Nvidia gt 750m with 4gb ddr3 dedicated video memory.
However, My laptop has been constantly having issues to do with hard drive failure. I bought the laptop in May 2013 and i have replaced my hard drives six times so far. Even the last SSD(Crucial 256GB) that i used failed. Is there a problem with the motherboard or the laptop??
Note: I am now using the 24gb msata as boot drive since a hard drive rplacement only lasts for approximately six months and then dies.
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11-05-2016 08:16 AM
I wish I had good news for you -- but I don't ...
I ran into a similar problem with an old HP Media Center PC. It started "eating" hard drives (like your laptop), and in the span of 6 months went through three of them!
I checked into alternatives, including replacing the motherboard (which I can do in a desktop), and found that the motherboards in HP PCs are custom-made by third partied and (generally) not available to consumers.
I suspect you will find the same problem with your laptop.
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11-10-2016 10:38 PM
Thank you very much Wawood.
This laptop has driven me nuts over the last few years. Anyway, I am thinking of getting a higher capacity msata to use as my boot drive. Newegg offers the samsung 850 evo 256gb version for 99 dollars. I hope that will solve my problem.