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Dropped a faulty hard drive now it works?

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2 years ago#1
Well the entire story is my friend got a new motherboard and then couldnt get the pc to power on with this hard drive so he gave it to me, when I tested it it booted first time though every 5-10 seconds made a minor sound, not quite a click more of it powering up and down.

I put it in the freezer for 2 days as had nothing to lose and then took it out and dried it with a towel wrapped around it, when I went to plug it in it slipped out my hands and dropped about 1.5 feet now not only has the bad sounds gone but the drive runs faster.

Was it the freezer or the drop that fixed it?
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2 years ago#2
Hold on, gonna go try this with all my working hard drives to see if it makes them faster.
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2 years ago#3
If there was something stuck and you dropped it that could have unstuck it....otherwise the freezer may have caused some part to shrink just enough to allow the stuck part to move again. I wouldn't bet my data that the drive is going to be just fine from now on. Just use this time to get anything of value off of it before it screws up again and/or use it till it does crap out.
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2 years ago#4
arleas posted...
If there was something stuck and you dropped it that could have unstuck it....otherwise the freezer may have caused some part to shrink just enough to allow the stuck part to move again. I wouldn't bet my data that the drive is going to be just fine from now on. Just use this time to get anything of value off of it before it screws up again and/or use it till it does crap out.


Well my friend gave it to me for free but was just going to format it and chuck it in a pc I never use for a spare.
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2 years ago#5
freezing HDs is known to help them work when they malfunction, but you're supposed to use it immediately rather than let it warm up
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