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Dropped External Hardware Repeatedly

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#1 akram98


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Posted 28 May 2018 - 07:02 PM

Hello .... 


I bouught a new external hardware receantly , i wasn't any good at  handling it carfully . so i accidentally and repeatedly  dropping it .


the problem I face from such a situation , that it's  can't read the DATA or it could read just an partition of it. I can't transfer the data in or out .


I don't have any important files on the hardware , so data isn't important. however …..


my question is this :


what is/are the potential problems or damages could happened to the hardware from the drop ??


and start looking and see if it's actually accrued and trying to fix it .


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#2 britechguy


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Posted 28 May 2018 - 07:16 PM

I presume you're referring to an external HDD (hard disk drive) and the damage that can be done from repeated hard drops is too extensive to list comprehesively.  Some would be:


1. Damage to the disk platters, most likely from being struck by read/write heads that were dislodged from their parking place.


2. Breaks of solder joints on the printed circuit board components.


You are not going to fix a drive that actually has drop damage, or at least it's not worth having any professional attempt it if there's no critical data on it since it will cost far, far more than replacing the drive itself.

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 07:37 PM

it's common to see this type of logo on hard drives, their ship boxes and on some external drive cases, It's there for a good reason



get yourself an external SSD because it can handle those accidental drops better

Edited by Joe C, 28 May 2018 - 07:38 PM.

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