- Jan 14, 2002
What are you guys recommended these days for replacement hard drives for netbooks? My wife's Aspire One, now 2.5 years old, just makes a sickening click noise during POST and the BIOS reports no media found. I haven't done any further diagnostics but I'm guessing the hard drive is toast. She's debating if a solid state drive would be a worthwhile investment - right now I doubt it. She needs enough space for an install some version of Windows (she needs to edit Word and Excel natively, uses Firefox, and that's it), but not much more. Battery life is a minor issue at most. Reliability is a factor, as this is a portable device, so I guess a SSD gets points for that.