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HDD Just died overnight. Anything I can do?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey, my 250GB 2.5" WD Black HDD just died randomly and is there anything I can do that doesn't cost a kidney to recover the files? They are not accessible in windows and it sounds like its heads are stuck but fully spins up


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Try access it from live Linux? I had few bad HDDs that was accessible in Linux but not Windoze. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, SupaKomputa said:

250gb hdd, i bet its very old, it should be dead by now if you have used it continuously.

Continuosly for around 4 years but I have much older drives and they still rock 


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17 minutes ago, FilipSebik said:

Continuosly for around 4 years but I have much older drives and they still rock 

4 years not that old, when was it produced? There's a manufacturing date in the label.

You may bought it 4 years ago but it maybe produced longer, just sitting at the end of the shelf.

Regular hdd should last 5 years minimum under regular condition, laptop hdd is shorter since they are mobile and can have much bumps and shock.

Stuck head can be remedied with a light shock on the side, but do this if you're ready to loose all the data.

If it succeed, backup all your data as soon as possible, get ready to scrap the disk anytime, as this is only temporary fix.

 

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1 hour ago, FilipSebik said:

HDD Just died overnight. Anything I can do?

Learn from the experience and keep backupS.

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, wONKEyeYEs said:

Learn from the experience and keep backupS.

 

Topkek

 

Although I didn't lose any important data. I lost rare GTA SA mods, old WoWs, part of my steam library and my entire download folder which had tons of mods for other games and useful applications. Maybe even some linked stuff from my C\: drive which can crash my system if I try to attempt to reach it, but that's how it goes


CPU: Intel Core i5 4690K 4.5GHz 1.250V Motherboard: GIGABYTE Ga-Z97x Gaming 3 RAM: Total 16GB - Corsair 8GB 1333MHz + Kingston 8GB 1333MHz GPU: Asus Strix GTX 960 2G OC 1533MHz Core, 8GHz Memory Storage: 2x 500GB  HDD, 90GB SSD Kingston HyperX, 1x 250GB HDD Cooler: Fractal Design Kelvin S36 Case: Silverstone Grandia GD10 PSU: FSP Group 700W Keyboard:  A4Tech Bloody B720 Mouse: A4Tech Bloody A60 Blazing V -Track Core 2 White

 

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2 minutes ago, FilipSebik said:

but that's how it goes

Yup. I lost two drives with music collections before I started keeping backups.

Now my data exists in four locations.

Good for the zombie apocalypse.


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960 EVO NVMe M.2 500GB, PNY CS2211 960GB, 850 EVO 500GB, WD Black 1TB, WD Blue 4TB

MSI GEFORCE GTX 980 4GB Armor 2X

Antec HCG M 750W

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Lian Li 011 Dynamic Black

BENQ GW2765HT. Samsung S22B420BW

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ADATA - XPG Z1 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 

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Gigabyte - GA-Z170XP-SLI 

Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-3000

Intel - 600p Series 256GB, WD Blue 1TB

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, wONKEyeYEs said:

Yup. I lost two drives with music collections before I started keeping backups.

Now my data exists in four locations.

Good for the zombie apocalypse.

Too bad for me. Backup utility costs money (aka backup HDDs in atomic bomb proof cases) *not rly
And I am a student and asking for that kind of sh*t on Christmas will make me get 1 more pair of black short socks cuz I am 19...


CPU: Intel Core i5 4690K 4.5GHz 1.250V Motherboard: GIGABYTE Ga-Z97x Gaming 3 RAM: Total 16GB - Corsair 8GB 1333MHz + Kingston 8GB 1333MHz GPU: Asus Strix GTX 960 2G OC 1533MHz Core, 8GHz Memory Storage: 2x 500GB  HDD, 90GB SSD Kingston HyperX, 1x 250GB HDD Cooler: Fractal Design Kelvin S36 Case: Silverstone Grandia GD10 PSU: FSP Group 700W Keyboard:  A4Tech Bloody B720 Mouse: A4Tech Bloody A60 Blazing V -Track Core 2 White

 

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1 minute ago, FilipSebik said:

backup HDDs in atomic bomb proof cases

Two are WD and SG 4TB external drives I bought used for $40 CAD each.

Cheap cheap.

 


i7-6700k

Dark Rock TF

MSI Z170A Gaming Pro

Corsair LED 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000

960 EVO NVMe M.2 500GB, PNY CS2211 960GB, 850 EVO 500GB, WD Black 1TB, WD Blue 4TB

MSI GEFORCE GTX 980 4GB Armor 2X

Antec HCG M 750W

Creative Labs Z to Home Theater

Lian Li 011 Dynamic Black

BENQ GW2765HT. Samsung S22B420BW

--------------------------------------------

i3-6100

CRYORIG - C7 

ASUS Z170i Pro Gaming

ADATA - XPG Z1 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 

DREVO X1 PRO 128GB SSD, Barracuda 1TB, PNY - CS1211 240GB

MSI Radeon R9 390x 8GB

EVGA 750 BQ 

Thermaltake P3 White

LG - 27MP37HQ-B 27.0", LG L1952TX-SF

--------------------------------------------

G4560

MasterAir G100M RGB

Gigabyte - GA-Z170XP-SLI 

Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-3000

Intel - 600p Series 256GB, WD Blue 1TB

Gigabyte GV-R777OC-1GD, Asus HD7770-DC-1GD5-V2

Antec HCG 620W

Corsair - Air 540

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