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I am working on a clients computer and their existing hard drive completely failed. I went to look up the part number on it to get an OE replacement (it was a Sony laptop) and the drive turned out to be a Hybrid Drive. The model of drive is a Toshiba MQ01ABD075H (rev. AAS AC30/AUF03H). I am having the hardest time installing Windows on this drive. I cannot for the life of me get the dang thing to format properly. Client wants Windows 8.1 which as far as I know, doesn't require any weird formatting. I am just doing NTFS like I always do but somewhere along the install, it corrupts around 3%. I am currently doing a long format in my Win7 workbench machine and I am going to try installing again. Is there any special trick to installing on an SSHD or any special formatting needed? I am really scratching my head on this one.
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I am working on a clients computer and their existing hard drive completely failed. I went to look up the part number on it to get an OE replacement (it was a Sony laptop) and the drive turned out to be a Hybrid Drive. The model of drive is a Toshiba MQ01ABD075H (rev. AAS AC30/AUF03H). I am having the hardest time installing Windows on this drive. I cannot for the life of me get the dang thing to format properly. Client wants Windows 8.1 which as far as I know, doesn't require any weird formatting. I am just doing NTFS like I always do but somewhere along the install, it corrupts around 3%. I am currently doing a long format in my Win7 workbench machine and I am going to try installing again. Is there any special trick to installing on an SSHD or any special formatting needed? I am really scratching my head on this one.

Nope it should just be a format and go. the SSD part is only a cache and shouldnt really affect it at all. im thinking its a faulty drive you got. i really cant think of anything else it would be. faulty windows install?
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Nope it should just be a format and go. the SSD part is only a cache and shouldnt really affect it at all. im thinking its a faulty drive you got. i really cant think of anything else it would be. faulty windows install?

That's what I am thinking. It passes tests in Parted Magic & Windows can format it just fine. As soon as the install starts, it errors out around 3% or so. I am going to RMA the drive through Sony's warranty. We bought it directly through them. Kind of annoying that the drive is DOA but I guess that does happen from time to time.
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