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Faulty harddrive, risks?

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(I hope this is the right place & that this question doesn't make me look too much of a dummy )

So, making a long story short:
I bought a Samsung Story station with 1,5TB of storage.

Now, after about 1 month of use it took a small beating and "lost" all it's data. Some rescue operations were made but none of them could triumph afterwards.
It has then resided deep within a drawer for about a year, only to emerge now after I heard that by removing the actual harddrive for it's case and the extra cables, it could once again be useful.

I dismounted it from its' case, all good, and everything else is fine. However, my issue is:
I am thinking of putting it in my PC, obviously, but - if it is indeed faulty, as physically damaged, is there any risk that it damages any other components? As "taking them with him in the fall" etc.
If there is a risk, I am unsure how to check if it actually works, as I do not have access to another PC which can "check" it, even though it's "riskness".

Also, I have tried it the normal way, ie. in it's external harddrive mode, no luck.
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I don't think I've ever heard of a bad hard drive killing other system components. Worst case scenario you lose all your data again, so don't put anything too important on there if you do manage to get it working again.

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post #3 of 4
Don't think it will cause any damage to anything else.
But I would how ever throw it in your case and check it for any errors via HDTune or CrystalDisk.
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Okay, will put it in and hope for the best!
Also run those programs you mentioned.
Thanks alot.
+rep for both.
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