Turned of PC and all seemed OK at this time (although I thought PC seemed a little bit louder then normal) when I tried to boot up after a few hours I had a black screen with white text saying.
RAM frequency for DDR3 OK unganged mode
Initializing USB done 192 OK
USB Devices keyboard, mouse
Auto detecting SATA ATAPI CDROM
Auot Detecting SATA Hard disk
Sata 6: Atapi i Has 124 D8lOB
Ultra DMA Mode 5 SMART
SATA: ST300034ons Goo5
Ultra DMA Mode 6 mode smart
Cabable and status BAD
Autodectect USB mass storage devices found and configured
3 master Hard disk smart and status BAD Back up and replace
press F1 to resume.
I now have the failed drive out of the PC it is a Seagate Barracuda ES."1 terabyte"
Im going replace it and keep the PC in question as a spare, I asked at my local PC repair shop he wants £75 to supply and fit 500GB hard drive, 40 for the drive the rest for fitting and reformatting is this reasonable? I have fitted a hard drive before and all went well but I think that was lucky as Im not very techie lol.
Is there any recommendations for buying the drive and will any drive fit (desktop)
Hard-drive warranties seem to be a mix of one to three years depending on the retailer supplies, or whether they use the extended warranty schemes.
I would say that £75.00 is a very fair price for replacing the hard-drive and re-formatting. What I would suggest is to ask the price of a larger hard-drive, it should not be all that much more for perhaps double the 500GB capacity stated (check Ebuyer for prices).
One word of caution, is the re-formatting. Will you supply your own disk or is this procedure being done via the repair person's disk. The reason I ask, it can make a difference now or later.