Anyone have any experience of replacing the internal disk on a TZ21?
I have one in with classic signs of hard disk failure (can hear it's having trouble reading data and OS now fails to load - presumably corrupt files / read failure).
Unfortunately, what would normally be a fairly routine data recovery, HDD replacement and re-build / product recovery is a *little* more complicated.
It uses a relatively unusual 1.8" drive (Toshiba MK1011GAH). What's more, a little research throws up a handfull of people who've attempted to replace it (at vastly higher than usual prices for standard 2.5" drives) with SSDs and have got nowhere after having paid out vast sums of money for a very unusual form factor SSD.
Hence my post... So, anyone had any experience or have any usefull input other than don't bother?
Cheers for any info anyone can provide...
I'll answer a couple of other peoples posts while I'm here to give something back to the community...
P.S. - Apparently, the life span of these drives is 5 years - begs the question Why did they decided to use an unusual type of drive? OK, it's got low power consumption and fits in a nice small space, but come on Sony - HDDs fail over time (particularly ones fitted to laptops - I have a bag full of them to prove it) and unless you're going to fit a drive with a huge life expectancy surely you should considder availability of spares???