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Windows 7: Torx Sizes for Hard Disk Drive

24 May 2016   #1
zaldhie

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 
Torx Sizes for Hard Disk Drive

Good Day!

i just want to ask a simple question because i'm planning to dissect some of my hard drive since it was totally dead. there are two types i have hard drive for DESKTOP PC and for Laptop. my question is what was the sizes of Torx Screwdrivers i need to buy.

Desktop HDD Torx Size:
Laptop HDD Torx Size:

any idea thanks and advance



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24 May 2016   #2
Wandering one

Win7 sp1 Pro 64bit / XP sp2 Pro (games only)
 
 

Probably easier to get single driver with set of replaceable tips.
Art.
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24 May 2016   #3
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

The magnets in them are pretty cool, Most people will never see a magnet as strong as the ones in hard drives I put some on my fridge and they are pretty hard to get off.
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24 May 2016   #4
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I did the same to one of my hard drives. I love the magnets. They are rare earth magnets. As for as the Torex sizes, I really can't tell you. Wandering one's idea is best. If you don't want to do that, you could always take the hard drive with you to the hardware store and try them out and see which size you need.
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24 May 2016   #5
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

T8, T9, and T10 is common for the 3.5's with T9 being best bet. 2.5's use T5. I use a I fix It Toolkit my self in the field and craftsman single drivers of those sizes in the shop.
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25 May 2016   #6
cornemuse

Windows 7 Home Premium bit
 
 

Try t 5, 5.5, 6. I got a set of 'bits from 5 to 8 in halves, & another set of 'security' bits from 10 to 40. Mostly use the small ones.

Those niobium magnets are really cool! Take one, or two or three stacked, & drop them down inside a piece of copper water pipe/tubing. They really fall slooowly, the moving magnet creates a 'magnetic field', generating current in the copper, ie. its a generator. Try it!

-c-
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25 May 2016   #7
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Be sure to understand that only a junk drive should be opened. Opening an operational drive, even for a quick peek, is likely to cause serious damage.
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25 May 2016   #8
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
Be sure to understand that only a junk drive should be opened. Opening an operational drive, even for a quick peek, is likely to cause serious damage.
+1.
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26 May 2016   #9
zaldhie

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thanks guys for your fast response..now i have a good idea. i'm gonna buy this week of this tools thanks a bunch
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