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Topic # 201847 6-Sep-2016 17:09
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hey guys

 

 

 

just need some help/opinion on something. I have a Toshiba P70-B laptop it just came back today from an insurance repair, the laptop had dropped and the screen had damaged. On the completion checklist it says:

 

"the HDD was damaged from the event and is corrupting data. No data could be transfer that wasnt corrupt. A new Toshiba drive has been installed and Windows 10 OS installed and activated."

 

They returned my damaged hdd back with my laptop. The problem is, the damaged hdd is model number  MQ02ABD100 and the new hdd is MQ01ABD100. 

 

Now im not sure if its just me, but as I was turning on my laptop and setting everything up, it just felt slow, which prompted me to download speccy and notice that the hard drive is not the same.

 

Here are the two hard drive info:

 

https://eshop.macsales.com/item/Toshiba/MQ02ABD100H/

 

 

 

and 

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2W02KN0946

 

 

 

Is it just me being paranoid or is there an actual performance difference between the two? Should I keep it or let the insurance company know that I am not going to accept it as is?

 

 

 

I would really appreciate any suggestions or feedback.

 

 

 

Thanks guys


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  Reply # 1624719 6-Sep-2016 17:13
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edit: misread

 

Big difference between "MQ02ABD100" and "MQ02ABD100H" - which is your old drive model?




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  Reply # 1624721 6-Sep-2016 17:17
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ubergeeknz:

 

edit: misread

 

Big difference between "MQ02ABD100" and "MQ02ABD100H" - which is your old drive model?

 

 

 

 

old is MQ02ABD100H and new is MQ02ABD100


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  Reply # 1624722 6-Sep-2016 17:19
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myndlyz:

 

ubergeeknz:

 

edit: misread

 

Big difference between "MQ02ABD100" and "MQ02ABD100H" - which is your old drive model?

 

 

old is MQ02ABD100H and new is MQ02ABD100

 

 

OK then, that is quite a different drive.  The "H" is a hybrid SSHD, and will be much faster.  Demand it replaced like-for-like.




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  Reply # 1624725 6-Sep-2016 17:21
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ubergeeknz:

 

myndlyz:

 

ubergeeknz:

 

edit: misread

 

Big difference between "MQ02ABD100" and "MQ02ABD100H" - which is your old drive model?

 

 

old is MQ02ABD100H and new is MQ02ABD100

 

 

OK then, that is quite a different drive.  The "H" is a hybrid SSHD, and will be much faster.  Demand it replaced like-for-like.

 

 

 

 

wow thanks so much for your quick reply. very much appreciated


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  Reply # 1624726 6-Sep-2016 17:24
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I agree.  The performance difference will be noticeable.  There is no doubt they have made an error and should fix it.

 

Likely the error was an honest mistake so I wouldn't be too grumpy with them.





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  Reply # 1624727 6-Sep-2016 17:26
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Dynamic:

I agree.  The performance difference will be noticeable.  There is no doubt they have made an error and should fix it.

 

Likely the error was an honest mistake so I wouldn't be too grumpy with them.

 

 

yup i definitely wont get grumpy as they have been a good company to deal with.

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  Reply # 1624754 6-Sep-2016 18:54
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Does this not depend on your insurance policy? Some will replace equivalent at the current value for example?

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  Reply # 1624761 6-Sep-2016 19:05
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MadEngineer: Does this not depend on your insurance policy? Some will replace equivalent at the current value for example?
but its not an equivalent though

 

one has a SSD built in the other doesn't


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  Reply # 1624784 6-Sep-2016 20:13
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I'm talking market value vs replacement value, not whether or not it's the same spec.

 

For example many moons ago when I had my old nokia n80 replaced under insurance they were not able to replace it as it was a short lived model. They didn't want to replace with the equivalent which was an n95 as this was considered an "upgrade" and wanted to give me the depreciated market value for my n80 which was some other phone with no wifi.

 

(They did in the end when I dug my heals in and provided a side by side spec sheet comparison)


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  Reply # 1624793 6-Sep-2016 20:36
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give there is about $40 between the 2 when it comes to price and they/different brands are available, i suspect its not the case of not being able to get one.

 

there is no reason why it couldnt have been replaced with a like item.

 

like people have said its probably an honest mistake.


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  Reply # 1625001 7-Sep-2016 11:44
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Jase2985:

 

MadEngineer: Does this not depend on your insurance policy? Some will replace equivalent at the current value for example?
but its not an equivalent though

 

one has a SSD built in the other doesn't

 

 

 

 

actually...not really.
it has 8G flash ram . Hardly a lot.
That will only give any speed(read) increased for that cached data ( faster bootup etc)
And both are slow 5400 rpm drives anyway.

 

Not 100% sure, but doesnt the hybrid drive have to 'learn' what data to cache , after that it should be somewhat faster
to load win etc.

 

If REALLY wanting a speed boost, go & buy a SSD smile

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1625129 7-Sep-2016 15:48
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Those sshd drives do make for a small boost in performance. I always install them when replacing laptop hard drives unless the owner wants the cheapest possible. Not at all ssd like however.

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