What are the chances that 2 hard drives go out on the same laptop in the same year? I must not be having good luck with laptop hard drives or something. But anyways, here’s the story. I bought a laptop in May and I used the hard drive that came with it, which was a Samsung. Well 6 months later the hard drive got so many bad sectors that it was unusable. So I bought a new hard drive and the new one is a Western Digital. I’ve never had issues with a Western Digital Drive and I’ve never had one fail, not even the one in the desktop which according to the S.M.A.R.T status has been running for 3.6 years now. Anyways, 6 months later I’m finding out that laptop Western Digital hard drive is getting bad sectors and has currently over 1 MB in bad sectors. Oh yeah, and just a little more information, this laptop has never been dropped and I’ve taking very good care that it doesn’t move too much. Most of the time, it sits on the desk.
Feel free to leave comments on what you think the best drive is, especially one for a laptop.