Article about crashed HD

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    That may be fine if the drive is showing no signs of mechanical problems, but for me the first step of hardware failure is always the same. Assuming the lost drive isn't the result of a software error (unplugging while writing to it, formatting accidentally, deleting etc), the first step is always to freeze the drive. This works well in the cases of clicking heads, non-rotating, or poorly rotating spindles, and a few other mechanical problems.

    To everyone: Read the comments at the end of the article, some of them are really good and explain this well.
     

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