external hard drive help

Started 2 months ago | Discussions thread
Sean Nelson
Sean Nelson Forum Pro • Posts: 13,799
Re: external hard drive help

Yeah, hard drives are so incredibly sensitive to the very tiniest of smoke and dust particles that the drive is going to be useless unless you can find a clean room where you can purge the drive and reassemble it.   And you'll still have whatever the original problem was, which is probably some mechanical defect caused by the drop.

Now is the time to buy a new drive and recover your files from your backups.   You've been making backups, right?

However, I too am curious as to what the purpose of that black plastic housing might be...

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