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I dropped my 500GB HDD. Boo hoo.

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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
I dropped my 500GB HDD when I took it out of the NAS the other day. I thought it was working again, but nope, it will register in the computer, but the computer loses it completely when I try to format it. I would send it back to Seagate, but there is probably a shock sensor or something somewhere which they will look at first, and deny me any exchange. All my personal information is on it too!

Frak. Now I am out 47pounds buying another one from overclockers! Who, by the way are way cheaper than the likes of Aria for postage, even RM next day over to NI is only 6.50.
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
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banned#1
Be a little more careful with the next one then :roll:

Make sure you burn the old one.....need to cover up those 'personal details'....ahem, cough, cough ;-)
#2
You can't burn a hard drive!! Highly toxic, it's probably even illegal to burn in! If you really don't want anyone to read it just smack it a few times with a mallet, no one will take the time to drag it out the dump and try and rebuild it!
#3
my other half returned one to maplin that he dropped, didnt say he dropped it obv
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SunTzu
You can't burn a hard drive!! Highly toxic, it's probably even illegal to burn in! If you really don't want anyone to read it just smack it a few times with a mallet, no one will take the time to drag it out the dump and try and rebuild it!


i have one im going to do this too, completley take apart.. should be ok, as you say people wont bother with bits.. well fragments, when ive finished! :)
#5
Doubt they go to the hassle of installing a shock sensor into them to see if they have been dropped.

Just send it back and say it stopped working, worst case scenario you will lose the cost of posting it back to them. But its worth the risk!
#6
JUst whack a six inch masonry nail through the drive when it hits the platters they will shatter, or even trun it into a clock, ive done this with an old one before (wasnt dead just small) makes a nice desk clock.

I cant see them being able to prove its been dropped unless the casing is marked. Theres no sensor inside any of the many i've dismantled before.

Theres also a couple of very strong rare earth magnets inside it too!

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