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Harddrive failure

by emelman / August 28, 2009 12:09 PM PDT

I recently had a harddrive failure on my Dell Vostro ( built 2/08 ). It uses a 160 GB 7200rpm Western Digital HD. Dell says they only cover for a 1 year warrantee but I will contact WD to see if they warrantee separately. My questions:
1) If WD will not warrantee the HD what is the preferred replacement?
2) Is there any chance to get back data if I install a second HD in the backup Bay and try to access the original HD?

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by Jimmy Greystone / August 28, 2009 1:00 PM PDT
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Unlikely that WD will warrant the drive outside of Dell's warranty, and the recovery options depend on how the drive failed.

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1. Always ask.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 28, 2009 11:03 PM PDT
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by emelman / August 29, 2009 1:45 PM PDT
In reply to: 1. Always ask.

I contacted WD and the response was " No limited warrantee since it was sold to a system manufacturer." So no luck. I'm buying a replacement HD.

1) Would there be any problems with this one - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3320418AS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM. It will be going into a Dell Vostro replacing a Western Digital 1600AAJS 160 gb 7200rpm.
2) Would Spotmau be helpful to clone or repair the old HD?

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1. If so.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 29, 2009 9:21 PM PDT
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Then we'll only know later.

2. Sorry, I don't use, endorse such utilities. I seem to help others uninstall them.

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