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Hardcore Disk Defraggling

By Didou
May 24, 2002
  1. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    Heheeh you HDD bully

    I think there are a couple of 8Gb HDD I shall this on....
     
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    OK... speak English Phantazmm...

    Thanks for the link Did.....

    I shall follow it....
     
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Topic Starter Posts: 5,899

    You should try it on that shiny new 40GB you got.:D

    If it doesn't work after that, you can always RMA it back.;)
     
  4. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,871

    I think not

    I wouldn't recommend ANYONE try this unless you have access to a cleanroom .

    All it takes is one tiny speck of dust on a platter and it can cause a head crash. This is not fun at all, ask me how I know this?

    While I've had some success mucking inside HDDs, more times than not they never work again. I only mess inside ones which have died and are too old to RMA so I have nothing to lose but a few hours.
     
  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    Re: I think not

    I do.

    I did your experiment......


    :)
     
  6. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,871

    Re: Re: I think not

    What experiment?



    BTW, I'll try it, I have enough old HDDs lying around. Besides if I destroy it, that will just be one less thing cluttering up my already cluttered computer graveyard. I just wouldn't recommend anyone else do it.
     
  7. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    Re: Re: Re: I think not

    Hey I had a machine rise like a wraith from one of those and try to take over as head computer once!
     
  8. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Topic Starter Posts: 5,899

    Re: Re: Re: Re: I think not

    Yeah static electricity can be a b**** can't it ? ;)
     
  9. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,871

    Once in a while you have to drive a stake in one, otherwise it is pretty peaceful until I decide to play Dr. Frankenstein.
     
  10. Tedman

    Tedman TS Rookie Posts: 61

    heh I actually opened one up from a 486 computer, don't know if the harddrive works or not now but it was a learning experience.

    [​IMG]

    Little dirty there...
     
     
  11. Tedman

    Tedman TS Rookie Posts: 61

    Anyone who would try this with no First hand experience would be an ***** to do so with a good hard drive.
     
  12. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,871

    I hope it wasn't that dirty when you opened it up.

    Learning is always good, if you have an old drive lying around, go ahead, pop it open and look around, disect it, go crazy, then put it back together and see if it works. If it does, feel lucky, if it doesn't you can always hang one of the platters from your rear-view mirror and blind oncoming traffic.

    However, Dont try it with a new drive... That is just stupid.
     
  13. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,628   +113

    My brandnew 80Gb disk!!!! Noooooooooooooo!!!! :mad: :dead:










    Hehe just kiddin' :rolleyes: ;)
     
  14. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 794

    I gave an old 170Mb Drive a transparent lid, and it still worked afterwards. I would try it on a bigger HD but can't afford to replace it if anything goes wrong.
     
  15. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,373   +289

    I used to have access - I used to work for Seagate

    LNCPapa
     
  16. guyferd

    guyferd TS Rookie Posts: 42

    looking for a kind person

    are you a kind person? are you sure?

    are you a kind person? are you sure?

    are you a kind person? are you sure?


    If you answer "yes" 3 times, let me borrow your harddrive to try it :D
     
  17. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    I'm not very nice, sorry, you'll have to wait for someone else :(
     
  18. Tweakster

    Tweakster TS Rookie Posts: 224

    Lol this sites Quality. Havent laughed so hard in ages. ME picture's a n00bie taking a graphics card out.
     
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