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 Post subject: What's up with this HD? (Photo/Video)
PostPosted: August 18th, 2016, 12:21 
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This is a Seagate Barracudea 7200 1TB drive. About 5 years old now. Never been dropped, just safely sitting in the bottom of my PC that never gets moved. Never gave any symptoms of trouble, but one day it decided to give up on life. Luckily it had nothing important on it but I wanted to learn a little bit about drives so figured I'd attempt a repair if possible.

So here's what it's doing...

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxKBNvx ... e=youtu.be

In this photo you can see a ring near the center of the top platter. From what little I know this would indicate a scratch from contact with the head, but again considering this drive hasn't moved an inch in probably the last 2 years I'm curious as to how this could happen. Also you can see a little dust has managed to get in and lay on the outer edge of the platter.

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 Post subject: Re: What's up with this HD? (Photo/Video)
PostPosted: August 18th, 2016, 13:37 
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obscene wrote:
Luckily it had nothing important on it

then bin it and buy a new one (not a Seagate ), time to move on
obscene wrote:
so figured I'd attempt a repair if possible

Its not gonna happen


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 Post subject: Re: What's up with this HD? (Photo/Video)
PostPosted: August 18th, 2016, 15:22 
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See that ring in the center? That doesn't belong there. It's a deep gouge in the platter. Even if you were to replace the heads the new ones would die in a matter of seconds after powering it on. Toss it!

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 Post subject: Re: What's up with this HD? (Photo/Video)
PostPosted: August 18th, 2016, 16:02 
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That's unfortunate... seems there would be a way to trick the drive into powering on (and staying on) so I could recover from all the undamaged sections. And it's not that I need the data I just wanna win the battle!


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 Post subject: Re: What's up with this HD? (Photo/Video)
PostPosted: August 18th, 2016, 16:19 
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data-medics wrote:
See that ring in the center? That doesn't belong there. It's a deep gouge in the platter. Even if you were to replace the heads the new ones would die in a matter of seconds after powering it on. Toss it!


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PostPosted: August 19th, 2016, 4:15 
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Heads can't fly forever. They have to come down and crash one day :D

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