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post #11 of 19
Don't worry all that happened is you displaced the head for a microsecond. This ended up in one small bad sector and the rest being unaffected. As you struck the case, the head got moved by a very small amount and couldn't recover because the position of a head is determined using relational data NOT a grid of sorts.

You shouldn't have a problem because if you had moved it more, you would have experienced either a BSOD or a complete corruption as the head tries to recover and write across all your data. You were very fortunate.

I advise you to bend down and move your case a few inches to the right/left
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SpeedNuggeT View Post
It's fine lol. mechanical drives only last like 1 year, they tend to break and fail. a small bump like yours is normal tho, happens to my macbook pro sometimes!
your joking right? i have an 80GB hard drive that is 4 years old and still works like the day i bought it
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post #13 of 19
No need to do a re-install of OS. If you have SMART enabled on your drive and you didn't see any errors booting up you are fine.
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So, uhh, did I or did I not permamently damage anything? Because right now there are no damaged sectors and, umm, nothing's really corrupted or anything. Can this result in a drive failing before it's time or should I just relax and forget about the whole thing?

Here, I checked both drives that I had installed at that time.

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I'm still kind of confused as to what exactly happened during the moment when my foot hit the left side of my rig.
you were jumpin' for joy
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It's fine lol. mechanical drives only last like 1 year, they tend to break and fail. a small bump like yours is normal tho, happens to my macbook pro sometimes!
Whaaaat!?

I know this has to be a joke! I still have a Quantum Fireball 20GB drive from back in the 90's that's running! lol
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post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by SpeedNuggeT View Post
It's fine lol. mechanical drives only last like 1 year, they tend to break and fail. a small bump like yours is normal tho, happens to my macbook pro sometimes!
Because you know, hard drives have a life expectancy.
Most of mine are 5+ years old. And it's not like they are babied. The 5 in my rig are constantly moved around while running.

EDIT: Just looked at one of my IDE 250GB Maxtor Drives...
20,332 Hours Active Run-Time.
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Because you know, hard drives have a life expectancy.
Most of mine are 5+ years old. And it's not like they are babied. The 5 in my rig are constantly moved around while running.

EDIT: Just looked at one of my IDE 250GB Maxtor Drives...
20,332 Hours Active Run-Time.
My Maxtor is alive and well with almost 6+ years and still going. Haven't checked the runtime yet so that must be really really high.
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post #19 of 19
@OP:

You're fine so don't panic. You may want to invest in some latched SATA cables though. I find the ordinary ones come loose a little too easily and often for my tastes.
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