Fixing broken HDD's

crawf1982

Active Member
I have a Quantum Fireball 10Gb HDD which I think might be broken. It is not recognised by the BIOS and when it spins up there is a niose like a ball bearing being dropped on a metal table.

Does this sound like a terminal problem or something that can be fixed?

Thanks
 
K

kiwiranger

Guest
It's shagged if it's making that kind of noise. Time for replacement.
 
S

Squirrel God

Guest
Never worth fixing hard drives IMO (unless it's just so you can quickly get some valuable data off it and onto your replacement drive). Just buy a new one as kiwiranger advised - you'll probably find you can get a 40GB+ turbo drive for the same or less than you paid for your 10GB :)
 

groundy

Standard Member
I learned this lesson the hard way. In my final year at University, my HDD went with no warning and I lost everything. Offcourse I didn't have any backups either. I would have failed my degree if it had not have been for one data recovery company who helped me out for a few hundred pounds. Others were quoting thousands! The company was called CBL tech if anyone is interested.

Since then I've had another HDD fail but thankfully I had full backups of everything. It's amazing how much important data you just don't realise you need until it's gone.
 

Sinzer

Distinguished Member
I know I lost all my porn and mp3s :(

hehe

One thing to bear in mind, is that many HDDs have 3 year warranties, so you can ring up the manufacturer and send em back :)
 

bh

Standard Member
Originally posted by Sinzer


One thing to bear in mind, is that many HDDs have 3 year warranties, so you can ring up the manufacturer and send em back :)

At the moment yes, but many are planning to, or currently, offer only 1 year warranties.......
 

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