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Do I need a new Hard Drive?


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Today my 2.16 core 2 duo macbook pro started randomly beachballing. It happens like every minute or so and last for about 10-15 seconds. I tried restarting and doing disk repair and that didn't do anything.

I then ran SMART utility which said overall smart status failing.

Is there anything I can do or do I need to replace my Hard drive?

If I do need to replace it, is there anything I need to know? I saw a video on how to replace it and it seems easy enough.

Would this one work as a replacement?
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It does sound like your hard drive is failing (especially since the "SMART" status said failing).

Backup all your important stuff IMMEDIATELY (if you haven't already). Then purchase & install a new HD.

Just about any 9.5mm height, SATA, 2.5" drive will be fine.

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Yea first thing I did after running smart utility was backup my info. I'll order a new HD tonight or tomorrow. Thanks for the help.
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