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got spare hdd?
« on: July 16, 2009, 10:24:10 PM »
so during a recent investigation of why my download (spare) pc suddenly stopped booting, i found it was an issue with one of the hdd (it has a 40 and 120 gb in it),and yes, you guessed it, it was the 120gb thats rooted, managed to get it going in an external casing and pulled the info off it,it did take a sharp hit to get it to spin up, and by good the noise... it rivals most deathstars, and yet it continues to run, the only prob is when put under load of writting it gets awfully warm and packs it in,so its found a new life as the paper weight on my desk.

This leaves me with a huge 40gb drive, and with win7 installed on it, and the few programmes it will need, i'll be left with round 25Gb, and on a side note,it had a folder on it when i installed win7, which i fully expected to be killed off, but no,its there showing in windows, im liken win7 more and more :p


So atm im flat broke, and will be for a while,so was wondering if anyone has an older ide hdd they arnt usen anymore and would be kind enough to donate .

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Re: got spare hdd?
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2009, 10:35:39 PM »

Gimme a few days and I'll see what I can do
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Re: got spare hdd?
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2009, 10:41:03 PM »
no probs man, well i just had 7 bsod on the 40gb as well, it might be a little flaky as well, mind u ive had the 40gb since they were like new hot items, and the 120 for not much less :P

i will be running more tests for sure, but the bios error that i kept getten was def a hdd issue.

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Re: got spare hdd?
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2009, 12:03:50 PM »


Ok here's what I got for ya:

1 x 20GB seagate (definite can have) - gutted it from a spare old machine - unsure if working but should be, need a format

1 x 40 GB western digital (definite can have) - Had it in a drawer of pc parts - unsure if working but should be, need a format

1 x 120 GB western digital - (most likely can have) - just transferring files off it now, definitely working, prolly pulling it from my rig today as long as the transfer goes ok - ntfs file system


Gimme a street addy and I'll get em in the post, my shout.
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Re: got spare hdd?
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2009, 04:04:43 PM »
sweet thanks dude, pm sent and check your sata thread :P

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Re: got spare hdd?
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2009, 05:20:27 PM »

Cool, all 3drives are boxed up and I'll ship em down to you monday.
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Re: got spare hdd?
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2009, 05:28:55 PM »
sweeeet thanks mate :)

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Re: got spare hdd?
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2009, 08:40:41 AM »

Drives went into the mail yesterday (Tuesday).

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Re: got spare hdd?
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2009, 02:14:37 PM »
hey thanks Richo, they turned up today, will be going in over the weekend :)