HDD - Repair

Discussion in 'General Off Topic chats' started by lIghty, 7 Jun 2011.

  1. lIghty

    lIghty

    Joined:
    3 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    5,052
    Likes Received:
    52
    Location:
    Westville, Durban
    Hi Techies

    I was clever enough to knock my Samsung Ext HDD (1.5TB of which 1TB used) over the other day while turned on.......:censored:

    I can still reead and write to it, but as long as its not too much at once, otherwise it just stops responding, and I think it actually goes to sleep mode or something as the indicator light goes off (like it use to if you didn't use it for a while)

    I thought it may be overheating, so I used a program (speedfan) to check the drive temp, it was like 36'C. I also done a heath test with this program which says there are problems. I would imagine there are problem with the sectors our something (not that computer lit :( )?

    I have just bought another 2TB (Seagate Baracuda) which I'm hoping I will be able to copy all/most of my media onto. :whistling:

    The question is, is this drive shot or can I repair it so that the good area/sectors can still be used?

    Any recommendations on software I can use?

    The HDD inside the casing is a Samsung HD154UI drive.

    PLEASE HELP AS THE DRIVE IS ONLY ABOUT 3 MONTHS OLD:censored:
     
  2. Guest




  3. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator

    Joined:
    14 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    16,802
    Likes Received:
    591
    Location:
    Sandton
    it should be under warranty as most drives can take 50gees of force etc

    look for totalcopy on google
     
  4. chikaboo

    chikaboo

    Joined:
    2 Jan 2009
    Posts:
    4,980
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    Newcastle - KZN
    If you really need the data on it I can take it back with me on Sunday when I'm on my way back to Newcastle ... I have a guy there that recovers data from hard drives for our surveillance footage but it's an expensive process ... very labour intensive .... not hard labour but time consuming .... I can PM you his number if you wanna chat to him ... but from my experience if you can get the data again just claim it under it usual warranty ....
     
  5. OP
    lIghty

    lIghty

    Joined:
    3 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    5,052
    Likes Received:
    52
    Location:
    Westville, Durban
    Thanks Dallas, but can't find the slip for that HDD....

    Will check out totalcopy;)


    Not too concerned about data, as i can still read from it at this stage (probably not 100% though), more concerned about chucking a drive that's only 3 months old :(
     
  6. RiaanP

    RiaanP Moderator

    Joined:
    11 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    24,045
    Likes Received:
    1,462
    Location:
    Centurion
    Copy what you want.
    Drive is here today, gone tomorrow.
     
  7. toppdogg

    toppdogg

    Joined:
    9 Mar 2009
    Posts:
    1,107
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    port elizabeth
    lighty
    where did you buy the drive as samsung hdd have got 3 year warranty on them
    you dont need slip they will scan serial # on drive and swop out for you
    i deal with suppliers and i know that sahara are one of the biggest sellers of samsung hdd's if the shop cant help you without a slip maybe give sahara a call
     
  8. chikaboo

    chikaboo

    Joined:
    2 Jan 2009
    Posts:
    4,980
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    Newcastle - KZN
    Oh yeah .... forgot about that:blush: .... Just go to Springfield Park/Sea Cow Lake area ... past Peters Road if coming from your area up the freeway towards North Coast ... to the Samsung repair center ... they'll get you sorted out .... dont need the slip at all ..... Don't know the address but know how to get there;) ...
     
  9. OP
    lIghty

    lIghty

    Joined:
    3 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    5,052
    Likes Received:
    52
    Location:
    Westville, Durban
    Hi guys, I bought it from a shop in Pinetown.

    Here the problem, I originally bought a USB drive, which I opened and put the HDD into my media player, I then since bought another drive (internal), so now I don't know which is the original HDD for the USB drive unit?

    As I opened the USB unit I can't claim warranty on it, so I need to find the slip to see if the HDD that had failed is the internal unit I bought and not the USB HDD.

    Chika, The company in Springfield is TM electronics, but they don't handle these sort of things.
     
  10. toppdogg

    toppdogg

    Joined:
    9 Mar 2009
    Posts:
    1,107
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    port elizabeth
    ok then you might have a problem
    but take a chance anyway you might be lucky
    good luck
     

Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Repair Forum Date
Light and Deep Scratched Glass Repair General Discussions and Advice 25 May 2017
Recommend Tank Repair place in JHB General Discussions and Advice 8 May 2017
Chiller repair Pumps and Waterflow 25 Apr 2017
Zetlight ZT6600 repair Lighting 24 Apr 2017
Zetlight Repairs Lighting 2 Nov 2016
[wtd] Repairs to Pharos 240w & manual Wanted 30 Aug 2016
led motherboard repair Anything DIY Related 27 Jul 2016