internal hard drive dead

  claridge 18:39 26 Apr 2012

HELP -I am 68yrs old and trying to replace the hard drive on my HP CQ60-214EM laptop. The one I have taken out is the model WD2500 BEVT-60ZCT1 P/N 497916-003 WD Scorpio blue -it says 250GB, 5VDC:0.55A, R/N: 701499 date 07 Jan 2009and it’s 5400rpm it measures 3 3/4 inches x 2 13/16 inches - I want to be sure of ordering the correct drive. Many thanks in anticipation of reply.

  bobbybowls 18:55 26 Apr 2012

is it SATA look at these drives or IDE look at these drives or as an alternative look at SSD look herefaster access times and less battery usage but more expensive.

  chub_tor 19:09 26 Apr 2012

It is a SATA drive and you can obtain a direct replacement from Amazon Click Here

  claridge 19:12 26 Apr 2012

it is SATA but I can see WD2500BEVE but not BETV.

  KRONOS the First 20:12 26 Apr 2012

It does not have to be the exact same hard-drive model or even make. As long as its a 2.5 Sata hard-drive it will fit your laptop.if you are unsure do you not have a PC World or other computer shop you could pop into for some advice? You do realise that once you have the drive you need to reinstall your operating system etc which you may find is a bit more tricky than replacing the hard-drive?

  lotvic 21:59 26 Apr 2012

I have to ask.... how do you know the hard drive is 'dead'?

What has made you come to that conclusion?

  claridge 22:58 26 Apr 2012

Black screen message no bootable device startup test 100% memory tested ok all tests lead to HARD DISK NOT EXIST On startup a very low volume two tone siren similar to ambulance!!!

  lotvic 23:31 26 Apr 2012

yep seems to be dead :)

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