Question Did the hard drive failed?

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Can't suddenly start windows.. it goes into dark screen loop forever and the only thing I can see for a minute is 'automatic repair' and even that disappears.

I managed to do hard drive check via bios and I got this error for the drive:




The screenshot shows F2 scan.

Testing drive: 1

SMART check: passed

Long DST: Failed

Failure ID: MC6FMV-7T9A32-GXGJMF-61EF03

Did the drive fail?

p.s. the warranty has expired.
 
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Thank you!

I will try to take out the drive and connect with another external drive to see if I can recover any data.

I am wondering if there is a website that I could use to find what kind of drive would fit and work with this laptop?
 
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I took out the old drive and it's 'Toshiba mq01abf050' HDD.

If Amazon says correctly then the 'Item Dimensions are 2.7 x 0.3 x 4 inches'

I am wondering now how to find some Kingston or Samsung brand SSD drive (smallest in terms of storage), how do I know it will fit physically?
 

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I took out the old drive and it's 'Toshiba mq01abf050' HDD.

If Amazon says correctly then the 'Item Dimensions are 2.7 x 0.3 x 4 inches'

I am wondering now how to find some Kingston or Samsung brand SSD drive (smallest in terms of storage), how do I know it will fit physically?
That is referred to as a "2.5" drive".
Any standard drive labeled as 2.5" will fit.
SSD or spinning HDD.

Samsung 860 EVO or Crucial MX500 are the default choices. 250GB or larger.
 
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The owner of the PC said as cheap as possible.

What's your opinion on both (and if they will fit) ?

1. Crucial BX500 120GB SATA 3.0

2. Kingston SSD SATA 2.5" 120GB TLC SA400S37/ 120G


Which one from those two would be the best?
If this is to be the only drive in it, neither of those, sadly.
120GB is TooSmall for a single drive.

How much space is consumed on his current drive? If over 75GB...a 120GB SSD will not work.
 
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If this is to be the only drive in it, neither of those, sadly.
120GB is TooSmall for a single drive.

How much space is consumed on his current drive? If over 75GB...a 120GB SSD will not work.
owner used only for live movies.. don't store any data.. basically just to run Windows 10, so you're saying it's not enough?
 
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There are some files left on the old HDD but unfortunately, it cannot be accessed. I tried to do it via an external connector, it detects but can't open the drive.

Managed to scan with HD tune and got a few errors if that helps.



 

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