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#1 sharpie


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Posted 29 October 2010 - 02:37 PM

how would you rebuild a hdd and why would you need to do it? I heard someone talking about it and now im curious.


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Posted 29 October 2010 - 05:35 PM

The only time I have ever heard of rebuilding a hard drive was to recover critical data. Usually done by professional Techs. in a White (clean) room environment. The reasons could range anywhere from recovering data for Corporations to criminal investigations. But, if you have the $$$ the service is available to anyone.

I`m not saying it can`t be done by anyone. It would depend on the type\extent of the drive failure.

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 06:03 PM

I'll just add a note...that users often inaccurately describe...what it is that they intend to do or have done...on a given computer system.

If I heard someone say that they were going to "rebuild" a hard drive...I'd probably stop listening to them or I would think they intended to do what is erroneously called a "low-level format".

I'd probably be wrong :thumbsup:.


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Posted 29 October 2010 - 07:25 PM

I have a friend who refers to the hard drive as the tower, he calls the entire tower the hard drive, came up to me awhile back and told me he wanted a new hard drive for his computer, took me 10 minutes to realize he was talking about the actual computer-I still cant get him straightened out, drives me crazy.



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