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Dropped a new portable hard drive

Discussion in 'Newbie Lounge' started by danhendo888, Jun 18, 2022.

  1. danhendo888

    danhendo888 Member

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    Bought a 4TB Western Digital hard drive the other day in store, was walking home with it and then dropped it from about chest height onto the pavement. It was fully packaged since it was new.

    I've since moved a bunch of files between the HDD and my PC, without any issues.
    Is there anyway to determine whether there might be any issues with it / whether it might stop working anytime soon?
     
  2. havabeer

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    if it was still in the package i think you have zero to worry about.
     
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  3. mareke

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    Check it with Crystal Disk and if it shows no problems then it's unlikely that any damage was done. The packaging would have cushioned it. A postman once threw a hard drive over my gate onto a concrete driveway. That was many years ago and I'm still using the drive.
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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