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I like this one smile.gif those magnets make good screw holders for pc builds.

Just be careful... they are also good at pinching skin!
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It would be worth it if the data is worth more then the service of getting it fixed, I.E a project that has been worked on for quite a few months, the only copy of say a lifetime of photos, etc.

Backing it up will avoid all the problems however. smile.gif

Of course..... but again... he was asking to save the drive... not the data on the drive.

Two different things. thumb.gif

Oopsie! Point taken.
     
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Sorry I'm kind of hijacking the thread, I didn't think it was necessary to make another when the topic is already being discussed.
Can anyone tell me how bad this is? I just scanned my HDD for errors.
Recently I noticed that whenever I nudged my computer it would just shut off and start right back up. I assumed it was the HDD because it's the only real mechanical hardware in the computer.



I think I may have solved the problem. I turned on the LEDs in my computer(usually off) and saw something glimmering in the light!

What was it? A side window screw laying right on top of my GPU!. So now i'm assuming whenever I nudged my computer I essentially was shorting it out.
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What was it? A side window screw laying right on top of my GPU!. So now i'm assuming whenever I nudged my computer I essentially was shorting it out.

That would do it.

You have to count screws coming out and count them going back in... like a doctor!
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Of course..... but again... he was asking to save the drive... not the data on the drive.

Two different things. thumb.gif

Right, i think EVERYONE mis-read that. Yeah the drive is shot buy a new one.
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To "save" the drive, you would have to spend a few hundred to replace every part of the drive except the casing.

....get a new drive. wink.gif
I would highly recommend NOT doing that.

The point of storing something is that you may use the data again in the future. What's the point of using a drive that may be corrupting data? The data you get back is unreliable.

i.e. Copy an .isos file to the bad drive. A few bits get flipped. Copy the file back to "good" storage... file is still bad.

Ahahah, yeah no don't do that. It's not just the platters that get worn, but so do the heads and the motor.
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Originally Posted by Cretz View Post

Fun thing to do with dead drives?

Get a source for some liquid nitrogen, then freeze it in there and shatter it. thumb.gif
That way nobody will ever get the data off it if there is anything personal on it haha.
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Originally Posted by XanderTheGoober View Post

I like this one smile.gif those magnets make good screw holders for pc builds.

Aw yep they do as well as in the shed/garage for tools/bolts/nuts while you work on stuff, they're also just cool to play with or useful for wiping old hard drives if you need to remove the data, thing is through you can always pull the magnets off that one too and then break it. I
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Sorry I'm kind of hijacking the thread, I didn't think it was necessary to make another when the topic is already being discussed.
Can anyone tell me how bad this is? I just scanned my HDD for errors.
Recently I noticed that whenever I nudged my computer it would just shut off and start right back up. I assumed it was the HDD because it's the only real mechanical hardware in the computer.



I think I may have solved the problem. I turned on the LEDs in my computer(usually off) and saw something glimmering in the light!

What was it? A side window screw laying right on top of my GPU!. So now i'm assuming whenever I nudged my computer I essentially was shorting it out.

First things first GET A NEW HARD DRIVE! Copy everything you can off as fast as possible and throw that 500GB one out, that is past it's used by date by a longshot. You're lucky that it still works! Well of course you could try a non-quick format, but yeah copy all the data off is ASAP.
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post #46 of 48
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Sorry I'm kind of hijacking the thread, I didn't think it was necessary to make another when the topic is already being discussed.
Can anyone tell me how bad this is? I just scanned my HDD for errors.
Recently I noticed that whenever I nudged my computer it would just shut off and start right back up. I assumed it was the HDD because it's the only real mechanical hardware in the computer.



I think I may have solved the problem. I turned on the LEDs in my computer(usually off) and saw something glimmering in the light!

What was it? A side window screw laying right on top of my GPU!. So now i'm assuming whenever I nudged my computer I essentially was shorting it out.

    Ooohh, that kind of stuff can fry a computer in an instant.  You're blessed that it still works and was only rebooting!  As far as the HDD is concerned, I'm not sure that there is any relation between that loose thumbscrew and your HDD.  If you want a better evaluation, I recommend posting a screenshot your drive's SMART information as I advised the OP in my first post on this thread.
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    Ooohh, that kind of stuff can fry a computer in an instant.  You're blessed that it still works and was only rebooting!  As far as the HDD is concerned, I'm not sure that there is any relation between that loose thumbscrew and your HDD.  If you want a better evaluation, I recommend posting a screenshot your drive's SMART information as I advised the OP in my first post on this thread.

Yea and the fact that it shorted a couple times and still lived surprised me.

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    That looks just fine to me.  The only "bad" number is Read Error Rate, which on WD HDDs is Read Error Count, and thus should be 0.  Only one read error on a drive that has been on for 10,650 hours is good.  Perhaps you should run the HD Tune Pro error scan again and see if it has the same results.  Are you having any problems with the HDD?
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