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    Toshiba or Fujitsu laptop HD?
    I never imagine paying $50 bucks for a laptop HD as I think my notebook is worth $200 after 2-3 yrs of depreciation.

    Anyway, my hard drive for notebook crashed. I have recovered critical info but other than that, I have a Toshiba paper weight.

    Looking to buy a replacement but can't decide between the two brands.
    Fujitsu 60GB retail box
    Toshiba 60GB OEM

    Suggestions? Comments?

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    Hi Eric,

    maybe you can recover some more info from your old HD after freezing it. Haven't tried it myself, but I remember an older thread from Loxly about putting the old HD into a ziploc bag and leaving it in the freezer over night. The cold temperature makes all the components shrink, thus loosening the head from the actual disc. You take it out from the freezer and let it warm up at ambient temp while still in the plasic bag (to avoid condensation!). After that you might be able to recover more of your info. Maybe you should ping Loxly for details.

    As for HD purchases, I always buy what's on sale. Chances are they are all made by the same factory in Singapore anyways (Singapore = worlds largest disc drive manufacturer), just with a different logo on it.


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    Hi Eric,

    The two you're looking at are SATA drives. If you're 2-3 years into your Toshiba, then it may have an ATA drive.

    Good Luck,
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    If you still have stuff you'd like to recover, check out SpinRite. I've had three hard drive crashes in the past five years or so, and SpinRite allowed full recover on two of the three. (The other one actually had a broken head, which wouldn't have been recoverable without physical repair of the drive.)
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    Frank,

    Thanks. It is hard to find any laptop hard drive on sale. Back in the days when 120GB was the largest HD, I could have easily gotten a 80GB Free after rebate. Laptop hd are a pain.

    Tuan,

    I caught that after I posted it but i could not change it because of the time limit. Is it Tuan, "Resident Hardware specialist" now? Thanks for catching it.

    Mike,

    I pity you with your laptop HD in the other post. I feel you pain.
    I did the recovery in EZ Recovery software. We used to used it a lot in school to recover zip drive failure to somebody accidentally formating a hd. Did the basic recover and advance version. Got most of my stuff out but lost lots of digi cam pic. I might try spinrite in a later case as this current HD is a gonner. Thanks for the link/

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    It's well worth the $89 that they charge.
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    I'm running the 60 gig Toshiba in my Toshiba right now and let me tell you is this thing warm who needs a hand warmer ....ehsss (as i turn on the exterior fan to cool it)

    Check on your laptop to see if the have any recommendations. This is the 3rd Toshiba HD i've had in it and both of the 8mb buffer HDs ran/run hot which i'm sure is killing it

    original 20 gig OEM still works mostly, but pulled it before it died completely
    40 gig replacement got hot and choked broken heads lost more than i care to admit (was always loud too)
    running the 60 gig now and scares me how hot it runs (but much more quite than the 40)

    Looks like Western has a few to choose from as well, even Fujist has 80 gig drive for a $5 bump ;-)

    hope this helps

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    well you can get smaller HD for the internal but why not get a large usb external as well in case anything like this happens again atleast you will have a back up on the external USB drive. I do this with my desktop and boy it has saved me several times.

    Good Luck. Iw ould look into it being ata or sata to make sure what you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LearnAbout
    Hi Eric,

    maybe you can recover some more info from your old HD after freezing it. Haven't tried it myself, but I remember an older thread from Loxly about putting the old HD into a ziploc bag and leaving it in the freezer over night. The cold temperature makes all the components shrink, thus loosening the head from the actual disc. You take it out from the freezer and let it warm up at ambient temp while still in the plasic bag (to avoid condensation!). After that you might be able to recover more of your info. Maybe you should ping Loxly for details.

    As for HD purchases, I always buy what's on sale. Chances are they are all made by the same factory in Singapore anyways (Singapore = worlds largest disc drive manufacturer), just with a different logo on it.


    Cheers, Frank
    Frank you are my hero. Lol, I have never heard of, or seen this done. I have an old HD sitting in my closet I wonder if I can go dig that out and try that or if it is to late for that.

    Thats great.

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    checkout loxly's thread about HD and HD failure + freezing
    google it too.

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    It's good to keep drives defragmented. With less fragmentation, they'll run quicker and cooler. If you have never defragmented or if you suspect that you might be developing a problem, make sure you back up before you defragment, as the extended reading/writing during defragmentation can exasperate a problem.

    If you have heat problems, definitely direct a fan towards the laptop whenever you are doing disk-intensive operations like defragmentation or running SpinRite. Most modern drives are designed to handle intense heat (up to 75 C or 167 F), but it's always best to keep it as low as possible.
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