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Old 12-05-2007, 01:19 AM   #1
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how to tell if hard drive is damaged ?


how to tell if hard drive is damaged ?

any symptons ?


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Old 12-05-2007, 01:43 AM   #2
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Can you read/write data without encountering errors? If Yes, your drive is OK; if not, your drive has problems.

That said, if your drive is making a lot of noise (eg, loud clicks) that's a key sign that your drive is having mechanical difficulties, and usually that means that the drive will fail soon afterwards
 
  


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