Im pretty sure my laptops 160GB WD Sata HDD is about to kick the bucket. For some reason a problem started today. Whenever I try to transfer a file from my laptop to my external HDD, or even extract a large file using WinRAR on my internal HDD, my entire system locks up and I have to hard reset Im currently trying to backup my data to DVD (because I seem to be able to do this at the moment...touch wood!) and then Im going to format the HDD to see if that corrects the problem. I tried an HDD scan and fix but it gets stuck @ 17% and wont budge past the point no matter how many times I try I also tried to do a system restore, but for some reason my one and only restore point was today....but this wont even work (windows comes back with an error if I try to system restore to this point) Has anyone else got anything I could try? If not, does anyone know what the best SSD drive for around £100-£120 would be (as large and fast as possible) Thanks in advance PS: I did post this in the 'storage' section but nobody seems to check it. If a mod could please delete my other thread I would be grateful.