Hard drive scare

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I brought home tons of defectives hard drives. They have been reported that the drive contains errors. Does this means that the drive will catch on fire one time? Or is it just a bad sector of the disk?
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Just that it will most probably contain bad sectors. The likely hood of them catching fire is highly unlikely.
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Good. I won't as much paranoid as before with a 80GB hard disk that I tested at work. It lighted on fire. Probably a blown up chip or it got damaged by something else
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i have had some scary things happen with me and computer..like arc welding with the mother board transistors :D..but i have never heard of a hard drive turning into a fireball...lol
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I've blown more than my fair share of computers. I've had powersupplies blow a cap right at my head. Blown a processor clear across the room (old ppro). I've even seen a harddrive have a massive failue where the spindle ground into the disk (nails on a chalkboard). But I've never seen a hard drive burn. It's friction and at 7,000 rpm's its possible, just not very probable. I would believe it though, it just never happened to me.
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I know how to make a HD burn. Crack it open, put a few grains of sand in it, then seal it up and plug it back in. Bam, insta-fire :flame:
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Besides being a complete dumbass, when the hard disk motor jams and the controller forces to spin, it overvolts itself and burn. It won't blow up since the fuses will drop and power will be lost.

It's not the whole HDD, it's just a chip at the bottom
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If you have multiple hard drives of the same/similar type, you may be able to swap controller boards from hard drives with physical damage and make them work again.
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Unfortunatelly, I did not take the 80GB one.

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