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# 258535 8-Oct-2019 17:37
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Hi

 

Can anyone advise what it would roughly cost to replace the harddrive in an Acer Aspire E15 laptop.

 

Model E5-575

 

i5-7200U @ 2.50GHz 2.70GHz

 

6G ram

 

Its not quite 3 years old

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 2332889 8-Oct-2019 17:40
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Do you know disk type and size?

 

Is current broken and you going to do it or pay someone?

 

Will Windows need reinstall?





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  # 2332894 8-Oct-2019 17:55
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Hi

 

I will probably outsource the whole job

 

Current harddrive is 1Tb

 

But really slow to start after update.

 

So the drive should be able to be imaged straight onto another.

 

Replacement drive would also need to be 1Tb.

 

Just deciding if its worth getting it done.

 

Thanks

 

Ford

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2332902 8-Oct-2019 18:13
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If you replace the hard drive with another spinning rust hard drive you can’t expect any performance improvements

Or are you saying the current drive is faulty?

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  # 2332906 8-Oct-2019 18:24
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You could look into adding a M.2 SATA drive as primary storage device. Depending on the model and the board it may or may not have the header for it.

 

Here's a FAQ page relating to a similar model E5-575G which is the model with discrete graphics.

 

https://us.answers.acer.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/43054


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  # 2332907 8-Oct-2019 18:27
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A cheap 1TB hard drive is $85-$100 so maybe $80-$100 to replace and set-up your looking at $165-@200.

 

 

 

It may be worth to check if the laptop has a M.2 then go for a M./2 SSD type drives are 512K for $110-$120 performance will be better by far.





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  # 2332913 8-Oct-2019 18:32
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Roughly $240... no analysis - cloned and fitted





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  # 2332925 8-Oct-2019 18:37
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Its only when they go to clone the drive and find that the slowness is because the drive is stuffed, and then that half your stuff is unrecoverable off it once its used up all its retry attempts and suddenly you decide that the laptop contents are irreplacible and that the drive has to go off to get data recovery that you realize the true cost of a drive replacement.





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  # 2332926 8-Oct-2019 18:38
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sqishy:

 

... It may be worth to check if the laptop has a M.2 then go for a M./2 SSD type drives are 512K for $110-$120 performance will be better by far.

 

 

An M2 drive makes a HUGE difference to performance - I would never go back to a conventional hard drive.

 

For speed it's like the difference between a 1920s biplane and a modern jet airliner.





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  # 2332929 8-Oct-2019 18:40
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IMO a portable computer should never have spinning rust in it. Too fragile. Too much data in transit on a large multi TB drive to be comforatable with even when bitlockered which for some stupid reason isnt an option on many computers I have looked at.





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  # 2332930 8-Oct-2019 18:42
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Before replacing the drive, run something like HD Sentinel on it - will give better indication if the drive is faulty/dying and give you full specs on the drive.





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  # 2332956 8-Oct-2019 19:07
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If you are in Auckland I can give you a hand.




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  # 2333007 8-Oct-2019 20:28
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Hi

 

Thank you for your comments.

 

Live in the south island, thanks anyway.

 

I'll have a look at sentinel

 

Thanks

 

Ford

 

 


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  # 2333244 9-Oct-2019 10:35
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1Tb SSD HD's:
Approx $200+ just for the drive . $60 - $150 for the labour, depending on how much they want to charge
M2 wont give any real world advantage over SSD , for the Average user .

 

Old school hard drives can have a fault mode where they slow down so much the PC/laptop is unusable
If the HD has this fault, it will still pass EVERY test you throw at it .
Ive replaced a few of these with that issue: HD passed every test , but run as slow as a pig , fixed by replacing HD.

 

So, replace the drive , image to new drive.
If its still slow with a new HD, then a full Windows reload would be required

 

"But really slow to start after update."
It might not be a HD issue at . So factor in another $100+ if they need to fault find/reload Win

 

 


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