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 Post subject: HDD thrown in a Mailbox
PostPosted: March 18th, 2016, 13:58 
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Customer wrote me that he had thrown the HDD in my Mailbox. The result below...


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 Post subject: Re: HDD thrown in a Mailbox
PostPosted: March 18th, 2016, 18:04 
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Wow, what an idiot!!

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 Post subject: Re: HDD thrown in a Mailbox
PostPosted: March 19th, 2016, 7:00 
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sometimes it takes a few seconds for it to sink in that someone could be so oblivious.. I guess if it was stuck heads it may now be fixed!! :)


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 Post subject: Re: HDD thrown in a Mailbox
PostPosted: March 19th, 2016, 8:10 
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What ? A FULL HDD ? Didn't they know that they could have just dropped the platters on the mailbox ? :D :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: HDD thrown in a Mailbox
PostPosted: March 19th, 2016, 8:34 
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Luckily it was the HDD the customer wanted me to store the recovered data on it and it was not the faulty drive. After we connected the drive to a Windows Notebook to check the data a Windows Warning came up something telling like that "The drive has severe issues - backup your data quick"


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 Post subject: Re: HDD thrown in a Mailbox
PostPosted: March 19th, 2016, 15:19 
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a last DIY attempt may be :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: HDD thrown in a Mailbox
PostPosted: March 30th, 2017, 5:16 
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That looks fun :P


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 Post subject: Re: HDD thrown in a Mailbox
PostPosted: March 30th, 2017, 8:12 
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I've got so many stories like this I'd love to post, but I usually don't just in case my customer happens to be trolling the data recovery forums. I usually wait until a few months after the case is closed to even mention these sort of idiotic things customers do.

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 Post subject: Re: HDD thrown in a Mailbox
PostPosted: April 2nd, 2017, 22:19 
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even the pro posties =)

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 Post subject: Re: HDD thrown in a Mailbox
PostPosted: April 8th, 2017, 6:50 
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O that sounds it fun to be young... :lol: :lol: :lol:


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