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Aug 11, 2019
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I recently purchased a Lenovo y50-70 gaming laptop from a guy online. When I got home it was reset ready to go I put my information in and went. 1 hour later hard drive failed.

Before going to open the computer laptop I noticed it has been opened before and the stock 512gb hard drive was not in there it was a 180gb hardrive.

My question is can I just get a new hard drive install windows and it be fine? Is the computer laptop causing the hard drives to fail? Will it happen with the new SSD?
 

Phillip Corcoran

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Hard drives do inevitably fail without any help from the rest of the system ---- hard drives contains delicate moving parts so are subject to wear-and-tear, being dropped or jarred against something hard, etc. Even securely wiping or formatting it excessively can wear out the data platters prematurely.

A new drive should be fine, SSD will load Windows & apps much faster than HDD, but they are still expensive per megabyte compared to HDD.
 
Aug 11, 2019
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Hard drives do inevitably fail without any help from the rest of the system ---- hard drives contains delicate moving parts so are subject to wear-and-tear, being dropped or jarred against something hard, etc. Even securely wiping or formatting it excessively can wear out the data platters prematurely.

A new drive should be fine, SSD will load Windows & apps much faster than HDD, but they are still expensive per megabyte compared to HDD.
It was a sad that failed.. idk I hope you’re right going to Best Buy buying a new ssd and a usb install of windows them usb sticks from Best Buy will be ok to use to install windows on a blank ssd right?
 

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