Thread: What are the odds ...
October 14th, 2012, 04:23 PM #1
What are the odds ...
of recovering any data from a laptop HDD after the laptop was smashed onto the patio 5 times?
The final legacy of the United States will be that in the end liberalism shamed & destroyed the heritage of this great nation. How sad as I see no turning back. When in Rome ..
October 14th, 2012, 04:40 PM #2
Depends on the state of the HDD. If the laptop case was able to protect the HDD from any physical damage, you may be able to plug it into an external drive housing and copy the data off that way.
Your chances are a lot better if the laptop was turned off when it was smashed the first time as the HDD would have been locked at that point, preventing the read/write arm from damaging the drive platters inside. HDDs have a high shock tolerance, somewhere around 250g when they are turned off.
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October 14th, 2012, 09:55 PM #3
Hope the lappy was a tough book...you might have a chance of recoveryThe Beatings Will Stop When Morale Improves
October 14th, 2012, 10:48 PM #4
Damndest case of laptop suicide I ever heard of. (:-)You can't get there from here
October 15th, 2012, 03:22 AM #5
October 15th, 2012, 01:57 PM #6if Trendy aint happy, aint nobody happy.
October 15th, 2012, 03:17 PM #7
No. It tripped and fell down the stairs. Or it walked into a door. 5 times.
Seriously, the chances aren't too bad, but don't be disappointed if it is a write-off.
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