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Zerileous

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 21, 2002
a few weeks ago my friend got a new HDD from his dad that was lyin around so he gave me his old one which is a godsend since i now have someithing with actual space on it. Taking it out of the cage, the foil on it ripped (its a WD) and looking in it platters were visible!!!!!!!!. THis was a smal rip. I patched it with a piece of duct tape and to my amazement it works quite well. This is amazing, its no hdd mod and instead of having no top, it had a small 1 inchx1cm tear in foil on the side but it still exposed the platters. As to the construction of a drive using foil only to cover an area as sensitive as that, im disapointed with WD.
 

adelphia83

Member
Joined
Jan 1, 2003
Location
St. Charles, Missouri
I'm quite suprised that sucker is still going. I remember trying to kill older drives I had by doing something similar, just to see what it would take.

It seemed any time I exposed the platters, it spelled instant death to the drive, or lots of bad sectors (tried this on a variety of drives WD, IBM, Quantum, etc).

Be sure to run scandisk with the through option. Or use chkdsk in WinXP or Win2k: (chkdsk c: /R /F)
 
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Zerileous

Zerileous

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 21, 2002
ya i know, iv had it running for a few weeks no probs at all, done the thourough scandisk too. I was amazed. And i know that trusty duct tape will keep a good seal on there (and a stronger one that that **** foil at that)
 

Blueacid

Member
Joined
Sep 20, 2001
Location
UK
Now theres the thing that I don't understand - I took apart a 250meg Maxtor, and put it back together, ran Scandisk surface scan and it was FINE! Not a single error!

I tried it again with an old 4.3gig Seagate... FINE!


This is without any precautions, just the drive, my desk, and some tools...



...and my room is far from clean :D