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Hi. My HP Pavilion dv6-6095ex started running so slow to the extent that I could'nt open any file; therefore, I did Hard Disk Self-test then got 303 and 305 errors,  so I searched about taht and read some comments stating replacing the HDD is a must to solve the problem. Also it was mentioned that I have to check Spare part number ( this is what I found: 634250-001 ). BTW, I coludn't found my model in here( Maintenance & Service Guide.).

 

These are the questions I hope to be answered please:

 

1- Is there HIGH possibility to face the same problem in the near future 'cause I'm afraid purchasing new HDD would be a waste?

 

2- What are the best choices  for a new HDD?

 

 

If you have any positive advise I'm all ears and eyes (:

 

I would be very grateful for any help.

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301, 303, 305 are all hard drive errors indicating imminent failure or had failed.

back up all your data.
this is the service manual: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02842252.pdf

go through hard drive section, you'll be able to gather maximum size, sata, dimensions
I think upto 1tb is possible
and just search that online through stores.


western digital black is the top pick in case of brand, but nonetheless, Seagate, Toshiba are all there.

hope this helps you,
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I really appreciate your help. And would you please answer Q #1 ?

 

 

This is what i found:

 

750-GB, 5400-rpm, 9.5 mm hard drive for use with all computer models (2.5-in, SATA, does not include hard drive bracket, hard drive connector cable, or screws )

 

* Does that mean I can't have:

 

1-  Larger capacity like 1 TB.

 

2- Rotational speed like 7200 rpm?

 

* Also, Does that mean SATA II and SATA III are not compatible with my computer?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi

1) No, the only definitive solution for the failed hard drive is replacing it with a brand new good quality one. The errors are conclusive for hard drive replacement.
But the performance issues you had earlier depends on which had drive you use - Physical spinning OR Chipset-like Solid state hard drive (SSD), total RAM usage, processor, maintenance , removing unnecessary software & programs etc.

Your system supports SSD (160GB SATA) which drastically boosts performance though the size limit is restricted. Your system had pre-installed 6GB RAM which gives pretty decent performance. The processor is also good one but not the latest as yours is 2nd generation Intel processor (latest is 4th gen).
So I think replacing HDD should minimise the performance issue.

Read on: https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05207140

It's your choice, whether you want an SSD with high performance but low in storing data (OR) normal physical spinning HDD with high storage capacity & decent speed.

Your system came pre-installed with 750GB 5400RPM HDD.

According to the service manual of your product I gave above, refer Page 6 &7, system supports upto 1TB 5400RPM , SATA, 12.7mm thickness, 2.5" form factor.
It also supports 750GB 7200RPM but 9.5mm thickness, 2.5" form factor.
So you can replace it with either of the above.

You can refer Page 31 for the details.

SATA type supported is SATA 2 i.e., 3Gbps, but SATA 3 i.e., 6Gbps HDDs also go with your system, they are backward compatible.


Here are some of them:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004I9J5OG?cache=a4e0ff0663754d446ad8a00c7b765e18&pi=SL500_SS115#ref=p...


http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00DUG88OQ?pc_redir=1405203403&robot_redir=1

 

 

1TB 5400 2.5" 12.7mm INTERNAL Notebook HDD

 

 

160GB SOLID STATE DRIVE

 

 


Hope this resolves your concerns,

thanks,


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Thank you so much for all you have done for me.

 

Again I am so thankful for your patience and help 

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