Hi. My 2nd internal hard drive on a HP laptop is heating up and going "offline". When I restart the laptop the hard drive is back online. 1: is this a really bad thing, leading to a complete failure? 2: should I replace the hard drive now before I lose any data? 3: will any 2.5 inch sata hard drive fit? It is a new HP dv9800 model. 4: its a 250GB HD, can I put in a 500GB? cheers to all
That's a question that no-one can give you an answer to. But if you're already experiencing side effects from it, I would hazzard a guess at any time soon. I can't get any nearer than that.
If - as you say - everything is backed up. The warranty hasn't expired and you can get a refund or an alternative drive for no extra cash. Then you're home and dry. Check with your supplier regarding size of drive etc.
Hi - have just seen this post whilst searching for info on an overheating hard drive. I have a desktop which starts at 70 and is going up to 100 degrees. I know I need to replace my hard drive but want to back everything up (have saved My documents and emails). I want to run a backup but this takes a couple of hours and the computer heats up within about 40 minutes. Bearing this in mind, is it worth trying to back up?