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Month: February 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Failed hard disk problem

From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@...>
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2011 00:47:56 -0600
On 02/25/2011 03:17 PM, Kristopher Gamrat wrote:
> Doesn't seem like it will run at all. Sounds like the head may be
> bouncing off the platters or something.
> How cheap can they be? I'm using a SATA laptop drive, don't have it
> with me to check the dimensions, but I'm hoping to get a large one --
> I plan to have two distributions installed, one for development stuff
> (which will be the larger partition), and one for just normal use
> whenever I don't have time for fixing stuff.
>> > 

500 GB WD Scorpio 5400 RPM 2.5" Laptop Drive - $56-$59 at Amazon or Newegg.
(320G ~ $35)

Here is the sata/ide/usb device I'm talking about. It's $19 on newegg, check
around and you'll find it for less:

After you install your new drive and your new OS, just connect your old hard
drive via a USB port and copy your data back. If you are in a large city, you
can probably call around and find one at your local computer shop or electronics
story (Fry's, etc..) That would save you shipping time :p

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.