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October 5, 2011 11:21:01 PM

I'm having a problem with a dying hard drive freezing my pc after having it installed.

I'm trying to transfer the files on it to an old hard drive but can't. I initially was able to transfer for about 20 minutes when the whole pc froze. Things seem to work normally after a reboot though and the dying hard drive unplugged.

Anyone have any ideas, I really need the data on that hd but its 1.45 tb I need to transfer.
October 5, 2011 11:26:51 PM

My setup:

OS

windows 7 Pro x64 SP 1

CPU

I5 2500K

Motherboard

ASRock Z68 PROFESSIONAL GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Memory

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DD, G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL. 16 gb total

Graphics Card(s)

Evga 580 gtx Superclocked sli reference Evga 580 gtx

Sound Card

N/A

Monitor(s) Displays

Acer HN274H 3D Vision-ready LCD Monitor

Screen Resolution

1920x1080p

Hard Drives

x2 Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB
Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 256GB SATA III SSD

PSU

Antec High Current Pro HCP-1200 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Case

COOLER MASTER HAF 922

Cooling

Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 Hyper 212 Plus

Keyboard

Logitech K750 solar panel

Mouse

Logitech G400

Internet SpeedEdit Value

25mbps up/down
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October 9, 2011 3:18:53 PM

Hi polorsport,
it seems like your problem was similar to mine, except i had a 'click-to-death' hdd, which was proper annoying. Try putting your hdd in an antistatic bag, then put the antistatic bag in a zip-it polythene bag & chuck it in the freezer for 4 hours. After 4 hours, install it in your system pronto & transfer your most important files 1st. Bear in mind, you only have around 20-30 mins b4 it starts playing up again.
I did this with my click-to-death, clicking hdd & it worked!! - i was able 2 backup my most needed files b4 i dismantled it for tha magnet inside it :)  (which was fun after all tha grief it gave me). Give it a try; it's no joke; it really works in most cases. Google "freeze hard drive" if you think i'm joking.
Good luck :) 

btw, i'm impressed that your system is pretty powerful. SSD's are dread, super fast, but low capacity. I'll get 1 (or 2) when tha price falls a bit


polorsport said:
My setup:

OS

windows 7 Pro x64 SP 1

CPU

I5 2500K

Motherboard

ASRock Z68 PROFESSIONAL GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Memory

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DD, G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL. 16 gb total

Graphics Card(s)

Evga 580 gtx Superclocked sli reference Evga 580 gtx

Sound Card

N/A

Monitor(s) Displays

Acer HN274H 3D Vision-ready LCD Monitor

Screen Resolution

1920x1080p

Hard Drives

x2 Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB
Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 256GB SATA III SSD

PSU

Antec High Current Pro HCP-1200 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Case

COOLER MASTER HAF 922

Cooling

Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 Hyper 212 Plus

Keyboard

Logitech K750 solar panel

Mouse

Logitech G400

Internet SpeedEdit Value

25mbps up/down

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October 19, 2011 12:04:52 AM

Thanks for the input. I tried everything I could find nothing worked. I got rid of the damn thing. Just sucks I didn't back up my information. I would have liked to have just at least made a list of what I had. But, live and learn.

As for the ssd they are super expensive I waited for a sale and applied a coupon to get mine at $335 shipped which I think is ridiculously expensive. But, I love the speed and difference in loading some of my older games. So you get what you pay for.
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