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anunitu

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Back online after a hard drive meltdown
« on: June 12, 2014, 08:51:34 AM »
Just got my extra system up and running after my main system hard drive melted down.

Sometimes I hate tech.....but also love it

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Re: Back online after a hard drive meltdown
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2014, 09:37:23 AM »
welcome back   :t

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Re: Back online after a hard drive meltdown
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2014, 11:31:25 PM »
Hi,

   Nice to hear you got back up.  Good to have more than one
machine every so often.

Cheers,

Steve N.

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Re: Back online after a hard drive meltdown
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2014, 11:52:26 PM »
I hope you're doing fine now. Welcome back.

Gunther
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Re: Back online after a hard drive meltdown
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2014, 12:04:02 AM »
Hi Anunitu,
Glad to hear you are back again.
But please buy a 1t internal hard drive and a thermaltake docker to put it in.
Use something like Clonezilla-live or other to keep your computer backed up at
all times. This has saved my butt so many times I have lost count.
Then your only out the $70 or so dollars for the hard drive.
Time to completely restore your puter is 1/2 hour.

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Re: Back online after a hard drive meltdown
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2014, 12:43:13 AM »
Use something like Clonezilla-live or other to keep your computer backed up at
all times. This has saved my butt so many times I have lost count.
Then your only out the $70 or so dollars for the hard drive.
Time to completely restore your puter is 1/2 hour.

That's right. Good hint.  :t

Gunther
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Re: Back online after a hard drive meltdown
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2014, 02:04:10 AM »
Or, just don't store anything on your computers that you can't afford to lose.  That's what I do.  :-)

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Re: Back online after a hard drive meltdown
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2014, 06:08:08 AM »
ANUNITU,   
I was worried,...thought you were devoured by Godzilla,...
Good to see you are still alive. :biggrin:
Zen

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Re: Back online after a hard drive meltdown
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2014, 06:25:46 AM »
The wife's computer locked up and was making the clicking sounds of death last night on boot.  Luckily for her a hardware reset got it going again so she could burn some CDs of her photos and do a more recent backup to USB stick of her documents.

Of course it works perfectly fine today too...  I did warn her that it'll probably fail completely in the next few months.  My last failure was 6 months from start of clicking/random spinup/down to complete failure.  :-)

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Re: Back online after a hard drive meltdown
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2014, 06:37:59 AM »
i would guess days, if that - lol

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Re: Back online after a hard drive meltdown
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2014, 08:11:40 AM »
i would guess days, if that - lol

Hi,

   The last few times I had a hard drive clicking, the drive had
become unusable.  Even tried the mythical put it in the freezer
cure once.

Regards,

Steve N.

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Re: Back online after a hard drive meltdown
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2014, 12:30:03 PM »
i have had some luck with chilling the unit - it depends on the failure mode

the clicking sound is caused by the drive attempting to seek - and not finding a track
it tries again and again - the arm with the heads on it traverses the entire radius of the disk

quite often, the problem is related to the head current
which - can be a thermal issue - as the unit heats up, a defective circuit might find a "run-away" condition
of course, if the head driver circuit has failed completely, temperature won't matter