Go Back   Hardware Canucks > HARDWARE > Storage

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old August 1, 2008, 06:20 AM
MVP
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 294
Default funny thing about seagte lap top drives....

just a short funny story...

got a new seagate laptop drive the other drive. take it out of the package to get it ready. didnt look carefully and thus didnt see the puddle of water right where i set it down.
(condensed off a bottle of water)

pick up the hard drive to install and watched the water coming out of it. realize that i now get to order another laptop drive from NCIX because right where i set it down there is a small vent hole in the drive and the water is actually INSIDE the drive. shake gently and hear it moving around (the water).

relocate hard drive to trash bin and get on the web to NCIX

i laughed after awhile and hope this can make someone else laugh.

rob123
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old August 1, 2008, 06:24 AM
sswilson's Avatar
Moderator
F@H
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Moncton NB
Posts: 14,469

My System Specs

Default

Heh.....

So you've graduated from waiting for HDDs to self destruct and now use a more active method? :)

I swear, I've never seen anybody go through HDDs like you.... :)

Hi Rob!!!!

(Mr. Steve Wilson)

(BTW.... I'd take the drive out of the trash bin and leave it to air out for a month or so.... might not be something you'd want to trust your OS to, but it might be good enough for one of the 2.5" external drive caddys).
__________________
MSI Z87I Gaming AC / i5 4670K / 2X 4G Gskill 1866 DDR3 / XFX XTR 750 / EVGA GTX 680 SC+ 2GB / Intel DC S3700 200G / random 160G Sata HDD
Inwin 904 / Swiftech MCP655-b / Alphacool NexXxos XT45 120 Rad / 2X Scythe GT AP-15 / EK Supreme HF / Dell UltraSharp U2412M

Asrock AM1H-ITX / AM1 Athlon 5350 / 2X4G Gskill PC3-14900 / Intel 6235 Wi-Fi / 90W Targus Power Brick / 320G Seagate Momentus / Mini-Box M350 / 1X 22" Dell IPS / 1X 22" HP
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old August 1, 2008, 06:50 AM
misterd's Avatar
Allstar
F@H
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Charlottetown, P.E.I.
Posts: 608
Default

Grab some silica gel or a bag of rice, suck the water out of that faster then a you know what and a you know who. I'm pretty sure it's just a breather hole, that's why it says do not cover. I think you'll be fine if you can get the water out of it.
__________________
#hardwarecanucks on irc.freenode.net
fiat justitia ruat caelum

Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old August 1, 2008, 07:00 AM
Jack Rabbit's Avatar
Allstar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 784

My System Specs

Default

ooooooooooooooooh - my sympathies.

but yeah, do not chuck it. It will probably work fine after it dries out.
__________________
He either fears his fate too much, or his deserts are small, that dares not put it to the touch, to gain or lose it all.
- James Graham
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old August 1, 2008, 11:53 AM
MVP
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 294
Default something i forgot to add

i forgot to mention that while trying to get some of the water out it slipped out of my hand. when i picked it up it was obviously toast. try to imagine rice inside a little box and you'll get the idea.

so it looks like SS Wilson is right. some people have a black thumb for plants i have TWO for hard drives and it appears that i have taken testing of drives to new heights.

so, old one gone, new one on the way. laughing about it now.

cheers on this fine friday.

rob123
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes