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Failing HDD in laptop?

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I bought an Alienware M15x off craigslist the other day... i7 and 8GB of ram yet its painfully slow at times and has the occasional major hiccup. Figured it might be the HDD biting the dust.


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This is on a fresh install of Windows with all drivers installed, drive is 7200rpm 16mb cache 320gb. Think it would be worth investing in a new drive? kookoo.gif
Edited by Lyfskills - 1/4/12 at 10:03am
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What does the Health tab say (given if SMART is enabled)? Also, scan for errors? All can be done with HDTune. Let us know how it turns out/screenshots.

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Everything looks fine. :\

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