Thank You - Rick
SimpleTech 1TB Simple Drive Problem
Posted 22 March 2010 - 07:51 PM
Thank You - Rick
Posted 23 March 2010 - 01:04 PM
You neglected to mention in your post (although it is obvious from the video) that the drive in question is in bits & that the disk itself is exposed!
May I ask why is the drive in bits?
In answer to your question, one likely explanation for your drive behaving in the way it is, is that it's head crashed. A head crash occurs when the read/write head touches the surface of the drive. This can occur for a number of reasons, one of which is if a tiny particle of dirt gets caught between the read/write head & the disk surface. Normally this is unlikely to happen as drives are sealed air tight. But in your case it's pretty much inevitable.
Posted 23 March 2010 - 06:29 PM
Thanks for the reply I really do appreciate anyone taking time to help others.
Posted 24 March 2010 - 01:31 PM
A head crash may not have been the reason for it failing to begin with obviously, that's that becomes a huge risk once you open the drive up in non sterile environment.
Posted 25 March 2010 - 03:33 AM
The read/write heads in modern hard drives operate extremely close -- tens of nanometers (nm) -- to the magnetic surface of the platters. (For reference, standard copy paper is usually between 70,000 nm and 180,000 nm thick).
One spec of dust, or even a fingerprint on a platter, (which is spinning at thousands of RPMs), can slam into the head and cause extensive damage.
Posted 26 March 2010 - 03:21 AM
In spite of the fact the hard drive has been opened, Ontrack may be able to retreive the data that hasn't been damaged.
Edited by SpywareDr, 26 March 2010 - 03:22 AM.
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