Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Laptop Recovery:

The old disk drive was put into a disk case and plugged in to see if anything was recoverable.  A chkdsk took nearly 24 hours to run with all the problems, and the drive was so hot I could hardly hold it.  The overheating probably had something to do with why it failed.  This was a 7,200 rpm drive (200Gb Seagate Momentus) which was a fast spin rate for laptops, so it is probably wearing out.  The file system was pretty badly trashed, but there were still a lot of recoverable files on it.

The SSD always runs cool, so this should cause a lot less heating for the laptop overall and the battery will run longer.  So far I really like how responsive the computer is with the SSD replacement.  Everything that required cached data before now comes up almost instantly.

2 comments:

Dee Ice Hole said...

Way to go---hope it lasts a long, long time.

Delirious said...

Yay! Good to know you didn't lose everything