the max drive capacity for that model is 80GB. I would replace the drive at the first opportunity because you are very close to having more trouble with it. Drives are easy to find with more capacity and are cheap. I would go with a larger drive. If you buy one from a brick and mortar store just look for a sale. Otherwise, pick a seller you trust. You do not need to match the drive exactly, just the interface (IDE)
Hi there everyone,
Recently, my HDD has been playing up. I've had to run chkdsk twice within the last month. The first time round, there were something like a dozen errors caused by bad clusters. Today, there were just two corrupted files caused by bad clusters. One of these corrupted files had caused my PC to crash yesterday. The HDD is a Maxtor DiamondMax Plus D740X. Fortunately, I do carry out regular backups.
I'm trying to decide if I should replace the existing Maxtor drive with an identical replacement. The existing drive does rattle a lot when running and I obviously don't want to lose precious data, etc.