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i recently bought a WD Green 2tb and i dropped it.
will that damage it? it was on carpet and i hadn't open the plastic
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HDDs are pretty solid, I would say it survived it. Plug it in and find out, if its broken then you have nothing to lose, I am 99% sure that if it is broken, it wont damage your MB.
     
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It might be damaged. I'd plug it in and run the Error Scan on HDTune. If it has any bad sectors, RMA it.
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Becaues it was carpet, I dont really think so, I would say a HDD would live on. Also I dropped many HDDs on carpet too, all running well on my other rig.
     
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post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by PedroC1999 View Post

Becaues it was carpet, I dont really think so, I would say a HDD would live on. Also I dropped many HDDs on carpet too, all running well on my other rig.

Still, there's always the risk of physical shock damage. Being a 2TB Green drive, it's probably going to be used for storage. Better to test it now than have it potentially fail and take out your data.

As someone who lost three months of pictures, including awesome shots of Seattle, data loss hurts frown.gif
post #6 of 7
i have even dropped them from desk height on tiled floors and never had any issues, but as pedro said its on carpet and they are tougher than most people think i doubt you will have any issues. you recently bought the drive so its wise anyway to scan new HDD's with something like HDtune to check for an errors.
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Thanks for the support guys!
it was larger than desk height but i will try to scan it for errors.
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