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Harddrive died

by JHar14 / December 27, 2013 7:25 PM PST

My Dell XPS 10yr old HD died, every thing else working fine. Is this worth repairing. Dell tech told me HardDrive replacement not available anymore. What are my choices

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You should be able to get another HDD. Given the age of
by VAPCMD / December 28, 2013 1:31 AM PST
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the Dell, you'd really be better off putting the money toward a new system.

You can see some system prices over at under.... "TOP DEALS BY PRODUCT CATEGORY"


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Yes, but only if you DIY
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 28, 2013 2:01 AM PST
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Do It Yourself.

Any old drive should do, but I can't tell if you know enough yet. My bet is it takes a PATA drive and don't go crazy on size.

But then did you have a backup of the drive to restore from?
Do you have restore media?
Do you know how to restore?
Would you be open to making it come back with Linux?

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