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Old May 4, 2010, 08:12 PM
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I don't know if anyone has even used or owned a Toshiba Satellite Laptop, but I find the hard drive they use in them garbage. Its like the hard drive freezes a lot, even on a brand new Toshiba Satellite. My brother-in-law had a Toshiba Satellite and the hard drive would seem to freeze a lot and even my neighbours Toshiba Satellite, which I am reformatting, has the same issue.

Anyone know if this is a common issue with these laptops?
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i tried to post a nice response, but Satellites are garbage. I hope all you Satellite users learned your lesson.
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I don't know if anyone has even used or owned a Toshiba Satellite Laptop, but I find the hard drive they use in them garbage. Its like the hard drive freezes a lot, even on a brand new Toshiba Satellite. My brother-in-law had a Toshiba Satellite and the hard drive would seem to freeze a lot and even my neighbours Toshiba Satellite, which I am reformatting, has the same issue.

Anyone know if this is a common issue with these laptops?
My Girlfriend has one and the DVD burner is shot on it. It can raed a CD/DVD, it can burn a CD, but cant burn a DVD anymore - previously it could. Also, I find that they have a huge ammount of bloatware on them.
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i tried to post a nice response, but Satellites are garbage. I hope all you Satellite users learned your lesson.
Sure did, I have two paperweights.
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i tried to post a nice response, but Satellites are garbage. I hope all you Satellite users learned your lesson.

A couple of these have crossed my path at work and each and everyone has been junk. Everyone has some sort of an issue, from CD/DVD drives not working to bloatware caused blue screens and hard drive issues.

Actually the more I think about it I think I still have one in my office that no one has come back to get, hmm I wonder why?
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I haven't had a problem with the 2 satellites I used, and if I remember correctly they had the second lowest failure rate, after ASUS.

As you are describing, yes, the HDD's are garbage because they likely ARE toshiba drives. Test results I saw showed they performed quite bad. Reliability wise I can't say anything good, aside from not injuring myself on the drive.
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