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Need a new HDD for W530

2014-11-21, 1:29 AM

Hi all,

 

I have a W530 beast.  'Twas stricken with a crippling CryptoWall ransomeware virus and will no longer boot.  It is a customized Type 2436.  To be brief, I need to replace the hard drive entirely.

 

Been a long time since I did basic technician stuff...

 

It has an SSD in it, and IIRC, it was 256GB.  Basically, I would like to replace it with a **bleep** good SSD drive.  What would you recommend?  Just wanna make sure it'll fit and work fine.

 

Thanks!

 

Chris

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Re: Need a new HDD for W530

2014-11-21, 4:16 AM
As far as I know, you can save the hardware, but lose the data. For wiping, I use active kill disk, free edition

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Re: Need a new HDD for W530

2014-11-21, 5:58 AM

Hello,

 

As RichK noted, all you need to do is wipe the drive, and you'll then be able to do a clean reload of your last unaffected backup.

 

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Re: Need a new HDD for W530

2014-11-21, 13:11 PM
Hi guys,

Oh, believe me, I know all that. There are other circumstances. I need to keep the drive. Just seeking a (**bleep** good) replacement. Recommendations, please?

Thanks!

CB
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Re: Need a new HDD for W530

2014-11-21, 20:14 PM
I like Samsung 840 EVO. - 256gb, 512gb or 1TB

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Re: Need a new HDD for W530

2014-11-21, 20:26 PM
What about these Samsung 850 Pro series I am seeing? Will they work? Will any accessories be necessary?

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Re: Need a new HDD for W530

2014-11-22, 0:59 AM

I haven't used the 850 series.  You should search the web for comparison of 840 and 850.  It is interesting.


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Re: Need a new HDD for W530

2014-11-22, 9:01 AM

Hello,

 

I have used Corsair, Crucial, Intel, Kingston, MyDigitalSSD, OWC, Patriot, Samsung and Toshiba brand SSDs with good results.  They all seem to be reliable, so I would suggest looking at other factors, such as warranty length and performance.

 

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Re: Need a new HDD for W530

2014-11-22, 11:12 AM
In my W530 I have used the Intel 520, Samsung 830, and Samsung 840 Pro, all with great success. I havent bought a drive in over a year, though, so don't know the latest offerings. For pure reliability I would lean toward Intel, but would recommend Samsung overall. The 8400 Pro is a good all-around package.
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Re: Need a new HDD for W530

2014-11-23, 3:43 AM

Hello,

 

I've ordered a 2.5" 1TB Samsung 840 EVO for use as a data drive to replace the 480GB Samsung 840 in my W530.  This is strictly for data, as my W530 uses a 240GB MyDigitalSSD BP4 mSATA SSD for its boot drive.  Will let you know how it works after it arrives and I've copied the data over to it.

 

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