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RE: Alienware M14x R2 Hard drive failure - UK

See above for the instructions in deassembly. £120 is reasonable for the cost of the drive and the labour costs however a repair shop will likely install a 2.5" HDD opposed to a 2.5" SSD.

If you want your system to perform substantially better you should get a SSD for example the Crucial MX200:

http://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Alienware/m14xr2

You could also get a hybrid drive (mid performance):

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=sshd+2.5&rh=i%3Aaps%2...

The mechanical drive is the lowest performance:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=sr_nr_p_n_size_browse-bin_4?fst=as%3Aoff&rh=n%3A340831031%2Ck%3A2.5+ha...

For Windows 8.1 installation see here:

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-microsoft-windows-and-office/download-microsoft-w...

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