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post #11 of 18
i dropped a HDD before while taking it out of the box hence not connected to the power supply on to a tiled floor from about 3 feet. I installed it and all is well so i think you should be ok. But yes plug it in and test it
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post #12 of 18
It wont hurt to check it out, throw it in there to test it. I dropped a WD blue drive about a foot on to plastic rolling mat and it was completely fine....now that i say that though its gonna fail on me huh.
    
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post #13 of 18
If its off its alright, ive dropped 3 drives before all fine.

And is this the guy who dropped the i5?
    
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post #14 of 18
I've dropped a Hitachi 3TB from 6 inches or so to my table, its still alive and error free.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rdrdrdrd View Post
first your i5 now your F3, be more careful, test it out first
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post #16 of 18
I have dropped my hdd's many times from chest height ( I stand at 6'2" ) to about 37"
with no major problems with the drive... maybe a few bad sectors but that was it......

This last incident I have had was a couple of days ago I was prepping the setup of my drives in the case for the arrival of a 64g ssd to be installed in bottom bay in my case.
When I was plugging the sata cables back into drive's somehow I managed to snap the plastic backer for the sata pins on the drive.... luckily that backer stayed in the cable and I was able to use some duct tape to secure the cable to the drive and save my storage array.... not planning on removing the drive from the case, nor will I unplug it from mobo till I get a repacement drive....

yay duct tape!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HardheadedMurphy View Post
Klutzy not paying attention shenanigans
Taking an extra 10 seconds to do things correctly avoids these types of situations.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by beers View Post
Taking an extra 10 seconds to do things correctly avoids these types of situations.
To be fair and honest, I was distracted by my dog's acting up, and my wife trying to get my attention by getting grabby....

needless to say, the drive didn't get fixed till I got around to it after re-couping my strength
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