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Windows 7: External HDD - Unkown, Not Initiated and not Allocated

29 Jan 2015   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

And so you were screwing in and out many HDDs in one external case.

In such a scenario, anything could happen to the external case and HDDs since both contain static-averse electronics.

(And so I said in my post#3, "Yep, it might have been functional only the other day just like your laptop HDD")

This is more pronounced in U.S. wood houses with carpeted floors where static builds up like hell on your body with no leakage path to the ground. Just an accidental soft touch is enough to bide a good-bye.

(And so I said in my post #3 "( Touch only the metal/plastic and not the electronics.)")

And the Seagate momentus is a hybrid drive with its memory chips exposed I presume. It does not require a drop to the ground to kill it but only a softtouch or any contact with a static-built surface.

Handle all computer electronics with care. When removed always put those back into the antistatic bags in which those were delivered. Get an anti-static wrist strap from the nearest Radio Shack.

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