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post #1 of 18
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so i was installing my hdd and my hand slipped and it the computer case from it was about a foot from my hand to the case. should i not worry about it, or is it badly damaged?
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post #2 of 18
plug it in to find out?
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post #3 of 18
first your i5 now your F3, be more careful, test it out first
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post #4 of 18
It is very likely still O.k. One foot fall isn't a whole lot, just plug her up and see what happens!
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post #5 of 18
should be okay, they are pretty tough if they aren't on ,and can take a little banging around.

Plug in and report back
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post #6 of 18
Should be ok. HDD's are fragile but hopefully not that fragile.

I'm sure they see more getting tossed around from the plant to the reseller to you via courier.
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post #7 of 18
If off, should survive.
If power applied, likely dead.
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post #8 of 18
I've dropped my HDD down flights of steps(carpeted) and it is fine. It had used to be in my laptop but it is now in my sig rig.

It should be fine. I'd use something like Advance Systemcares disc-checker and such... I bet there are better programs out their but the aforementioned is all that comes to mind.
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post #9 of 18
new nickname = butterfingers

as for hdd's being shock resistant... only if they are off!

if they are in full motion, and you drop it (most likely to happen if you have a portable hdd) they break/die/scratch/destroyed/stop working etc etc
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post #10 of 18
Protip: Work over a desk, or on the floor next time

If it was off, it's probably OK. Can't say the same if it were on, though.

You wouldn't have this trouble if you happened to have an SSD! These things can take a beating
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