My ST310005 20AS hard drive seems to be dying as it starts to load progs from the desktop then stops then continues for a few seconds then stops again. Sometimes it works properly but most times not. It keeps on like this for ages. If the HDD is dying which model should I replace it with. The HD pushes into a slot in the all in-one-computer, there are no wires or connectors showing.
Probably a 3.5in SATA plugging directly into the mobo. Easiest to pull it and have a look. If so, then any of the major suppliers Maxtor Western Digital, etc. Just need to choose a capacity that suits your needs.
Further to what I've written above the disk is just shown as hard drive in device manager but it used to quote its make and model number. Perhaps when I took it out to check its connections it lost that info when put back in?
However on my backup disk imaging software (macrium reflect) it's still listed in full with all partition particulars shown.
I'm writing this on the machine so it will work when it feels like it.