A hard disk is the most delicate part of a laptop and can be very easily damaged. It is used for the storage of files and data such as windows, photo's, music and documents.
The most common cause of hard disk failures are:
2. Physical Shock Damage
3. Liquid Damage
4. Manufacturing Fault
Hard disks have many sensors and store data throughout their lifetime. Just some of types of Data stored include Max\Min Temperature, Spin up time since new, Emergency Head Retract (turning off by holding down the power button), Spin Up Retry Count, Load Friction, G-Sense Error Rate, CRC Error Count, Bad Sector Count, Head Stability, Spin-Up Time and Throughput Performance.
The cost of replacement depends upon the size and type of the hard disk.
We can offer customers a replacement 60/80GB SATA hard disk for £20 as a budget option when combined with a full reinstall. This gets the laptop up and running although storage capacity will be reduced. Most of our customers have approx. 10GB Photo's, 15GB Music and 5 GB Misc Documents. 30GB in total making this solution more than adequite without any noticable difference. It is more than likely that the original 250\320GB hard disk would have never been filled in the laptops lifetime.
Like For Like Used Replacement:
We stock quantities of used laptops retrieved from unfixable part exchange laptops or disks used in our reconditioned business laptops. A refurbished hard disk has considerable cost benefits. We can usually install a Used 160GB SATA hard disk for £25 when combined with a full reinstall.
Like For Like New Replacement:
We can replace the failed hard disk with a new disk of the same specification. Great fro customers that wish to keep their laptops to the original specification.
You can use a failed hard disk as an opportunity to upgrade. If your 250GB drive has failed, why not upgrade to a 500GB or even 1TB (1024GB) drive. Please call for our latest pricing as hard disks prices are unpredictable at present due to flooding in Asia.
Please note that a newly fitted hard disk will be blank and will contain no windows operating system. Getting your laptop up and running again will require a full reinstall which involves 1.5-2 hours work to do correctly at a cost of £49.