Posted 22 March 2013 - 14:12
A friend of mine has a Samsung R530 which we originally believed to have a failed Hard Drive, after confirming that the Drive does indeed still work I tested some other drives in the office which I know work. The basic issue here is that the drive(s) will work for a few minutes and then will spin down and fail to spin back up.
As such I've been exploring some other solutions to at very least get some functionality out of a device with no local Mass Storage. I was simply wondering, what would you do? The obvious solution here is to sell it on eBay as spares and repairs.
I guess best case senario would be an OS that boots from USB such as Ubuntu / Fedora etc.
If I were to order a USB > SATA device, would I be able to get this Laptop to boot Windows? I know Windows 8 now allows booting via USB but only in certain conditions. Has anybody else had any luck doing such a thing?
I'm simply looking for ideas at this point.