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PostPosted: January 29th, 2016, 16:04 
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In as few questions as possible, how did I get a near perfect clone of this drive? :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Quiz time!
PostPosted: January 29th, 2016, 16:35 
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Pros only get one shot! :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Quiz time!
PostPosted: January 30th, 2016, 13:47 
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Before it fail :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Quiz time!
PostPosted: January 30th, 2016, 14:06 
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pclab wrote:
Before it fail :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Quiz time!
PostPosted: January 30th, 2016, 14:10 
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- Drive depoped at factory, no data on the damaged platter.

- Drive was empty or zero filled, a clone of an identical 0-filled or new drive would be the same as the drive with no data to start with.

- There was an image/backup available of the drive made some moments prior from it failing.

- Drive was on RAID 1 array (mirror) or any other redundant RAID array and the other drives survived so RAID array could be rebuild.

- Drive was under some sort of cloud copy software that back up on the fly to the cloud.

- Damaged platter didn't contain any data. Drive could be new and have just a few files that were stored on the other platters.

- Drive died at the end of a DDI/PC-3000 DE cloning process.

- Time machine.

- Erwin Schrödinger Quantum theory - You place the hard drive inside a box and the observer determines (decided) if the drive is broken or not. If you keep the box closed then the drive is good and broken at the same time :D :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Quiz time!
PostPosted: January 30th, 2016, 19:31 
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pcimage wrote:
In as few questions as possible, how did I get a near perfect clone of this drive? :-)

Is it WD?


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 Post subject: Re: Quiz time!
PostPosted: January 31st, 2016, 5:13 
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Yes it is WD :wink: .


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 Post subject: Re: Quiz time!
PostPosted: January 31st, 2016, 6:05 
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Spildit wrote:
- Drive depoped at factory, no data on the damaged platter.


+1

- Drive contains less data and last used sector was before the first scratch from inside out.

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 Post subject: Re: Quiz time!
PostPosted: January 31st, 2016, 6:56 
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Yep, top platter surface unused. De-popped at factory!

One very lucky lady got all her family photos back! :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Quiz time!
PostPosted: January 31st, 2016, 7:22 
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yes lucky :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Quiz time!
PostPosted: January 31st, 2016, 17:04 
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Damn...

WD refurbish a drive that shows this kind of scratches and put it back on business??

I wonder why they fail... :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Quiz time!
PostPosted: January 31st, 2016, 17:20 
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pclab wrote:
Damn...

WD refurbish a drive that shows this kind of scratches and put it back on business??

I wonder why they fail... :shock:

What?

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 Post subject: Re: Quiz time!
PostPosted: February 1st, 2016, 2:12 
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Lucky client Sean,

I do not think that these damages left the factory, a later crash is the cause.
Your client made a superior choice in you, could imagine others would have rejected this case after lifting the lid.

Have seen it before that 1 or 2 heads are not used, if the failed qc or simply downgraded to lower capacity i can only guess.

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 Post subject: Re: Quiz time!
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I have seen one case at Tom's Hardware (?) where a 500GB (on the label) WD drive benchmarked like a 3-head 750GB drive that had been shortstroked.

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 Post subject: Re: Quiz time!
PostPosted: February 1st, 2016, 2:25 
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digisupport wrote:
I do not think that these damages left the factory, a later crash is the cause.

If the drive had left the factory in a crashed state with the affected surface disabled, then the whole platter would have been reduced to glass or shiny metal in very short time.

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 Post subject: Re: Quiz time!
PostPosted: February 1st, 2016, 4:13 
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The drive had been dropped.

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 Post subject: Re: Quiz time!
PostPosted: February 1st, 2016, 4:53 
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And only the top platter was damage?
No other problems?

If so, why did WD depoped that head? Some kind of problem was detected there....

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