Hi all: My Grandmother-in-Law gave me her old laptop. It's a Toshiba model l675d-s7052. It appears to be in very good shape, doesn't have a lot of wear and holy Moses the screen on this thing is huge. Came to me laden with stock Toshiba bloatware and a ton of ad-filled casual games and other junk, would barely run once it was booted up. I installed a fresh copy of Win7 on it and all seemed well until I attempted to install my Fitbit software onto the machine last night and it took several minutes to start the installer. Once it started, the progress bar moved as normal. Shortly after the install completed I got an error message from Windows that basically stated that the HDD was failing and to back up stuff now. I ran a CHKDSK scheduled at boot, rebooted it and went to bed. When I woke up this morning, it had finished (I presume) and rebooted into Win7 with the same "HDD failing" dialog box. I ran the CHKDSK again and will find out from my wife if it says anything different, but I'm doubting it. I was hoping it could isolate some bad sectors and would be fine but its seeming like the drive will die soon, anyway. Looking ahead I started to look at replacement options and I'm wondering if a smaller SSD isn't a better choice for reliability/speed,etc. The computer has a 500gb HDD but I have a 2TB network HDD and I probably won't even fill up 1/4 of 500gb. I found this: 250GB SSD for about the same price as a comparable HDD. Any thoughts? Is a 2.5" SATA notebook drive a 2.5" SATA notebook drive for all intents and purposes? I can't for the life of me find a part number for the stock drive to compare.