After becoming familiar with the HP DV6000, I began to record audio and video to the laptop through the 1394 firewire port, this is where the real errors began to happen. The recorded video had stutters and defects that would show up as a hard drive light rapidly flashing while the video was playing. After deciding the internal hard drive was problematic, an external drive was added to the laptop and seemed to cure the video recording problems. By now I was convinced it was the hard drive on the out of warranty laptop. Another year passed, recording my videos this way to external hard drives and one day after read booting the laptop came back with a smart drive error, the failure may be eminent. Smart failure predicted on hard disk, backup your data and replace hard disk immediately. I have been running the computer for the last six months this way, by canceling out of this error, and have moved my data. At this point I cannot say whether or not this is erroneous to error, or something that could be remedied by a firmware update to the hard disk drive. Just saying the words "Smart drive error" on a computer is painful.
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