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28 Jun 2013   #1
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Found this

Probably known about by the older hands but I found this interesting to use.

How to See if Your Hard Drive is Dying

- checking the SMART stuff.


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28 Jun 2013   #2
Think Tank

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

No no, that drive's not dead! It's only "mostly dead." (A little Princess Bride humor there.)

The article looks really good. Although I would change the command line option up a little bit. Instead of having it on two lines, I'd have it all on one - it makes it simple.
at the command prompt, I'd type:

wmic diskdrive get model, status

That way it shows you the model of the disk drive that's either ok or failing, instead of just some random words "OK" or "Failing" without any association.
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28 Jun 2013   #3
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

I listen for sounds when they are being accessed... if you can even hear it, should be consistently same sound effects, if it goes louder/rougher, time to backup up IMMEDIATELY and/or buy a new one and move the data over/fresh OS install, is best.
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Then apply direct blows to the old hard drive with a sledgehammer until you can see the exposed platters, your sanitizing for disposal is now complete. [I have actually done this!]
No recovering YOUR data after that procedure and you might feel better too.
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28 Jun 2013   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
I listen for sounds when they are being accessed... if you can even hear it, should be consistently same sound effects, if it goes louder/rougher, time to backup up IMMEDIATELY and/or buy a new one and move the data over/fresh OS install, is best.
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Then apply direct blows to the old hard drive with a sledgehammer until you can see the exposed platters, your sanitizing for disposal is now complete. [I have actually done this!]
No recovering YOUR data after that procedure and you might feel better too.
You forgot to mention to remove the very strong rare earth magnets they are marvellous for fridges and magnetising your screwdrivers etc - draw the tool down it's length to magnetise and to demagnetise rotate the blade on the magnet.
CAUTION keep finger skin form getting between them!!
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28 Jun 2013   #5
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Thanks for the tip on saving the magnets, I'm taking our old ATT box to the recyclers and I didn't know they were used inside a HDD. I did know about magnetizing tools though.
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29 Jun 2013   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

For fun a old disk drive works well on a rifle range.
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29 Jun 2013   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Thanks for the tip on saving the magnets, I'm taking our old ATT box to the recyclers and I didn't know they were used inside a HDD. I did know about magnetizing tools though.
Yep they are attached to the fix point of the read arm see my pic.

You can get some good ones from the magnetron in a microwave oven but be careful as they are brittle and the ring between them often contains beryllium - toxic if the dust or particles are breathed in. However they are much larger than the HDD ones and are shaped like doughnuts


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29 Jun 2013   #8
Anak

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Thank you for the tutorial pixs , now I don't have go in like Dr. Destructo.
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29 Jun 2013   #9
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Thank you for the tutorial pixs , now I don't have go in like Dr. Destructo.

Hum someone has found out who I really am
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