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    Default >> TIPS on how to take care of your HARDdrive: >> RUELNOV <<


    post nlnag nako ngari!

    Some simple things to lengthen your HD's lifespan:

    1. always shut down PC through Shutdown command in Windows, using RESET button or POWER-OFF button increases the probability of a HEAD CRASH.

    the HEAD assembly has to be relocated to a safe parking position on the platter surface where no user data resides before turning off power to the HDD, and this is nicely executed through the SHUTDOWN command.

    - for those instances that you are in BIOS or DOS which has no shutdown procedure just be sure that your hd led is not lighted before your turn off. That HD led is the best thing that will determing if any of your Drives are in operation.

    2. regularly check the power connector to the HDD for looseness, as a loose power connector keeps the HDD trying to constantly RESET/INITIALIZE for lack of power to the motor.

    3. never settle for a cheap/poorly regulated GENERIC POWER SUPPLY for your PC, as insufficient power would be left to your hard disk after the processor has satisfied its power requirement.

    4. your HDD is very sensitive to shock/vibration while in operation, so do not move the CPU if possible while your PC is ON. - daghan au lay kalibutan ani...

    5. avoid excessive shock when handling your HDD, esp. do not let it fall from more than 2-3 inches high. otherwise the read/write HEAD would touch the platter surface (HEAD CRASH), and this causes the familiar KNOCKING SOUND that renders your HDD beyond repair.

    6. for laptop HDDs, turn your laptop OFF when not in use.

    Laptop HDDs are more susceptible to HEAD DAMAGE out of overheating, owing to the very poor air circulation inside any laptop case.

    7. NEVER EVER attempt to open the case of your HDD for curiosity reasons as to what's inside & how it looks like...

    this renders your HDD beyond repair, since even a fine cigarrete dust sandwiched between the platter surface and the read/write head causes a major surface scratch when the platter starts to rotate at very high RPM.

    8. Tighten your harddrive screws when you attach it in its bay.

    9. Make sure the IDE / SATA cables you are using is not faulty. Some persons concludes their hardrive is dead, just because of a faulty cable...

    10. finale for now. if your Hardrive broke, let sir Ruel do the job for you.

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    Common things that you have problems with your HD

    1. Time for detecting your Harddrive is too long... a 20sec detecting time for a HD in POST Screen is abnormal already.
    * * * * * * *-it cud be that it takes much time to spin the platters.
    * * * * * * *-theres a problem with the HD's circuitry.
    * * * * * * *-problems in drive's mechanisms

    2. You can hear CLICKING noises from your harddrives.
    3. READing problems. (BAD Sectors)
    * * * * * * *-it takes a lotta time to launch applications.. HD led is just lighted.
    * * * * * * *-Computer Crashes during when opening / launching programs.
    * * * * * * *-During FORMAT... dugay au ka iswag in some part of the format process. example.. it pauses at 56% for 10mins. in DOS environment... during format it shows "Recovering allocation unit ####" where in # is any number....

    ^_^ Sir Correct me if im wrong with some passages...

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    Default Re: TIPS on how to take care of your drive: >> RUELNOV <<

    good read.

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    Default Re: TIPS on how to take care of your drive: >> RUELNOV <<

    hehee this is a must for newbiezz.. no5 reminds of the 1st moths in moding my pc hehee it fell on the case hehee

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    Default Re: TIPS on how to take care of your drive: >> RUELNOV <<

    feel free to add....

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    Default Re: >> TIPS on how to take care of your HARDdrive: >> RUELNOV <<

    NotebookHDD must not be over 55degrees celsius.... same as desktop HDD.... u can download a software called HD TUNE to monitor ur HD Temperature

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    Default Re: >> TIPS on how to take care of your HARDdrive: >> RUELNOV <<

    kung ang hdd, murag mag wistle kung mag read, or run applications, na unsa na? kung idle lang wala raman sad.

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    Default Re: >> TIPS on how to take care of your HARDdrive: >> RUELNOV <<

    its spin like a hell....

    kuyawa gud ana, murag naay pito.... traffic enforcer seguro na...

    basin nagspin lang na siya kay nagseek and read sa data.... 7200rpm....but not yet encountered that noise...

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    Default Re: >> TIPS on how to take care of your HARDdrive: >> RUELNOV <<

    kung naa kay plano ng dili nimo gamiton ang imong computer/harddisk sa dugay nga panahon, tangtanga ang imong harddisk pusta ug platic nga naay dissecant. grabe ang humidity diha sa pinas. mao nga kung dugay na nimo wa magamit imong harddisk, naay posibilidad nga ang imong platter tubuan ug molds unya inig gamit nimo mopilit ang read/write head sa platter unya tungod sa kakusog sa toyok sa platter, molupad ang head unya mamilit didto sa kilid. imong harddisk mag kala-kala na lang. usahay tok tok tok na lang.

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    Default Re: >> TIPS on how to take care of your HARDdrive: >> RUELNOV <<

    i have SEAGATE HD 10.2gig gkan sa ako 1st PC
    naa mn mg tingug2X sauna pni cya sa first PC nko... pero ok rmn ang iyabng function normal rmn since sauna pa...
    got 160gig maxtor PATA which im not really sure ngno nguba cya..... 4 months lang deado na

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    Default Re: >> TIPS on how to take care of your HARDdrive: >> RUELNOV <<

    if it's still under warranty, have it replaced asap.

    if not, i can repair that.

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