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    I'm trying to figure out what is wrong with my freinds HDD, I'm affraid it's dead but I wanted some other opinons first.

    The HDD is a IBM Deskstar 7200 rpm 61.5 GB.

    Basiclly the computer (and any other comp the HDD is put into) completely fails to see the HDD. Apparently it was rather spontanious and he dosn't know of anything that he may have done to cause it. I have taken him though every troubleshooting step I can think of, but with no resluts.

    All the cables are in correctly, proper jumper settings, no strange noises...

    As far as I can tell from 2000 miles away, the HDD seems to be beyond hope, but I don't have any personal experience with IDM drives. So maybe one of you know something I dont?
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Have ya's tried IBM's HDD testin' software? :?:

    Though bein' a Deathstar it's likely dead. :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggo
    Have ya's tried IBM's HDD testin' software?
    didn't know there was any, I'll be sure to ask him to give it a try.


    Deathstar, huh? Is there known problems with the Deskstar line? :?:

    Like I said before, I'm not familiar with IBM's hard drives.
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    thanks for the link, I always enjoy learning something new. Too bad IBM wont admit to their faults...

    So I guess it is safe to assume the HDD is dead.

    Thanks for the resonpnces :thumb:
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by minibubba
    So I guess it is safe to assume the HDD is dead.
    If not now, it will be - best to get a new drive (other than IBM) and get things going.
    The reason a diamond shines so brightly is because it has many facets which reflect light.

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