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YONG



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I have got a dead 320GB 2.5-inch external hard disk drive, which I bought a couple of years ago (meaning that the warranty has expired). I used it for backup. Lucky for me, the production data on the HDD of my netbook are fine! Mad Wink

Are there any practical uses of such a dead HDD? If no, I would have to destroy it by concentrated HCl (as suggested by Xorpd!)! Rolling Eyes

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Post 18 Jul 2012, 06:03
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JohnFound



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You can disassemble it and take the rare-earth magnets.
Post 18 Jul 2012, 06:09
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YONG



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JohnFound wrote:
You can disassemble it and take the rare-earth magnets.
I know that there are a pair of round-shaped permanent magnets inside. In fact, I have still got one such strong magnet from an earlier disassembly years ago. Wink

But what are the uses of such magnets? I cannot use them to attract beautiful girls! Rolling Eyes Wink
Post 18 Jul 2012, 06:19
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Oh, I am sure you can. Use your imagination... Very Happy
Post 18 Jul 2012, 06:22
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Post 18 Jul 2012, 08:04
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YONG



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JohnFound wrote:
Oh, I am sure you can. Use your imagination... Very Happy
My imagination is very limited. Crying or Very sad Wink
Post 18 Jul 2012, 08:51
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YONG



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Post 18 Jul 2012, 08:53
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Seriously, I am wondering how come the life span of such a modern HDD was so short? Mad

I will never buy anything from [opposite of Eastern][opposite of Analog]! Mad

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Post 18 Jul 2012, 08:58
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AsmGuru62



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Did you use this HDD all the time?
I use mine only for backups/restores and it works fine yet: 4 years now.
Post 18 Jul 2012, 14:36
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Enko



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I had an exterlan IDE HD with 80gb that I bought about 6 years ago. I used it for backup for 1 year.
Then I stoped using it for 3 years. When I wanted to retrive the backup, the disk didn´t have fomat.
I formated it, it worked about a week and then loosed the format.

Still works the same way now, 1 week and looses the format.
Its a nice 80gb 1 week backup xD
Post 18 Jul 2012, 15:17
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typedef



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Get the HITACHI 250GB ($39.99). They're good.
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YONG



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AsmGuru62 wrote:
Did you use this HDD all the time?
I use mine only for backups/restores and it works fine yet: 4 years now.
No, only occasionally. I used it primarily for backup and secondarily as a linux boot disk.
Post 19 Jul 2012, 04:21
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Enko wrote:
Its a nice 80gb 1 week backup xD
Tell us the brand name, please. Rolling Eyes Wink
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typedef wrote:
Get the HITACHI 250GB ($39.99). They're good.
If I were to buy another one, I would definitely consider SSDs (which have no movable parts), for example:

http://www.solidata.hk/ssd/x8.htm

http://newsroom.intel.com/community/intel_newsroom/blog/2012/04/16/intel-announces-intel-solid-state-drive-ssd-330-series

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kalambong



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Hitachi bought the HD division from IBM, and they maintained IBM's emphasis on quality on their HD

That is why, when Hitachi HD was still under Hitachi, they were good

Unfortunately, Hitachi sold their HD division to the opposite of eastern, opposite of analog Sad
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YONG wrote:
typedef wrote:
Get the HITACHI 250GB ($39.99). They're good.
If I were to buy another one, I would definitely consider SSDs (which have no movable parts), for example:

http://www.solidata.hk/ssd/x8.htm

http://newsroom.intel.com/community/intel_newsroom/blog/2012/04/16/intel-announces-intel-solid-state-drive-ssd-330-series

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SSD is the worst, especially if the programs you use do multiple writes - such as database programs
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kalambong wrote:
SSD is the worst, especially if the programs you use do multiple writes - such as database programs
Possibly. But I was talking about external storage primarily used for backup. Wink
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kalambong wrote:
Hitachi sold their HD division to the opposite of eastern, opposite of analog Sad
Haha ... you infringed my copyright! Wink
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kalambong wrote:
SSD is the worst, especially if the programs you use do multiple writes - such as database programs


My friend once did a calculation that showed that an SSD drive will work for a really long time in normal using conditions. Did anyone actually kill an SSD drive with normal operation?

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malpolud wrote:
Did anyone actually kill an SSD drive with normal operation?
Sure. But probably not in the way that you were thinking of. IME SSD failure is more likely due to other reasons than the stuck electrons in the floating gate. You can search for complaints from users wondering why their SSD failed and cannot be used. The failure is total in that nothing can be read or written. Which suggests that the controller section (the onboard hardware and firmware) is still not mature enough to expect long term reliability.
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