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REQUEST! Sudden HDD failure. Need urgent opinions regarding a new one

So when I got home I noticed that my laptop is not working anymore. It seems that my HDD has failed. I owned a Lenovo Z50-70 laptop. Googling the laptop might help you to know more about it. I am typing from my phone.

I am using the laptop a little bit for gaming, but mostly for programming on Windows or on Linux.

Can anybody tell me what paramaters should I take into consideration for this? Should I look for the latest SATA? Or look at the cache or rpm?

The other variant is buying a SSD now (250GB or so) for now and buy another one for installing Linux later, as I dont have that much money at the cutrent moment.

I need straightforward and fast answers right now. Thanks a lot!
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    Hey there, doriandiaconu.

    Seems like the laptop uses a standard 2.5" SATA drive with 9.5mm height. This means that any standard 2.5" drive should work with this laptop model. If you think that a 250GB SSD will be sufficient in terms of capacity until you get an HDD to replace your optical drive, then I'd recommend that you go for the SSD now and get an HDD caddy for your HDD when you decide to get one.

    As for the SATA, definitely go with SATA III.

    Hope that helps.
    Boogieman_WD
  2. Boogieman_WD said:
    Hey there, doriandiaconu.

    Seems like the laptop uses a standard 2.5" SATA drive with 9.5mm height. This means that any standard 2.5" drive should work with this laptop model. If you think that a 250GB SSD will be sufficient in terms of capacity until you get an HDD to replace your optical drive, then I'd recommend that you go for the SSD now and get an HDD caddy for your HDD when you decide to get one.

    As for the SATA, definitely go with SATA III.

    Hope that helps.
    Boogieman_WD


    Thank you! In the end I settled down for a 500GB Samsung EVO SSD.
  3. Even larger capacity. That's awesome! Congrats on the new drive. :)
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