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i have the asus ul30a laptop, and i bumped it by accident, and heard the harddrive make a jamming sound. i thought i broke it. but it made it for a few seconds and then stopped and works fine now it seems.

how reliable are laptop harddrives against bumps and drops? my family carries the laptop from place to place while its on, and i wonder if i need an SSD to do that safely.
post #2 of 8
You should probably scan that drive for issues/errors asap. The sound you heard was most likely the arm/head sweeping all over the place trying to figure out just exactly were it was.

Everyone here carries their laptops around open and on all day. Not ideal, but harddrive failures are far and in-between.
post #3 of 8
Run HD tune and check for errors
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the idiots at my work manage to kill hard drives all the time doing stupid things like that. its luck of the draw really, sometimes they work fine and others they die. scan for errors and see what it says.
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i did the scan in hd tune. this says that there's no errors right? there are no red squares anywhere:

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looks fine to me
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Buka The Earthworm View Post
i did the scan in hd tune. this says that there's no errors right? there are no red squares anywhere:

*snip*
As long as under health it says everything is 'ok' then you should be fine.
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post #8 of 8
I always thought that laptop hard drives were a bit more resilient against bumps and nicks up to a point by nature of their size and purpose, although I could be completely wrong on that. I've had to replace my macbook's hard drive before but to be fair, I'm not the most gentle person when it comes to my laptop.
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