Should I be worried about my dropped, but working, hard drive?
February 20, 2010 7:58 PM Subscribe
I dropped my external hard drive—badly—but it's still working in every way I can think of. How worried should I be that it will still fail?
posted by cloudburst to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I tripped and dropped my very heavy 1 TB drive from about three feet onto a hard tile floor. However, it was off at the time, it doesn't make any weird noises, I can access and copy the files as well as ever, and Disk Utility on my Mac tells me it's OK.
Should I still be worried? I've backed up my important files, but I primarily use the drive to store large files that I edit directly (since my internal is too small) and I can't back up constantly in that situation (at least not with my current setup). Would it be crazy to keep using the drive for that purpose, given that it appears fine?
Are there any other ways I can test its viability? I am on a Mac and the drive is Mac-formatted.