What happens to a hard drive that is not powered up when you drop it Tags: Hard Drives Storage Last response: January 14, 2013 3:34 AM in Storage Share Newfie1960 January 12, 2013 2:09:44 PM Hello, I prchaed a hard drive and when I took it out of the packae I dropped it on a concrete floor. Is thsi drive still safe to use More about : hard drive powered drop | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to Newfie1960 Register or log in to remove manofchalk January 12, 2013 2:14:34 PM It can still break when not powered on. Plug it in and hope for the best. If it doesn't work, return the drive to the store and say it's broken. Just don't let on that your the one who broke it. | Report abuse Reply to manofchalk HerineKitty789 January 14, 2013 3:34:36 AM Is it broken? | Report abuse Reply to HerineKitty789 Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>What happens to a hard drive that is not powered up when you drop it> Related ressources: ForumNothing Happens When I Push my PC's Power Button ForumWhat Happens if a drive in a RAID-1 Fails? ForumHard disk suddenly not getting powered up ForumFPS Drop outs ForumWhat happens to smart values after low level HD format ForumHard drive does not spin up at boot (bad psu?) ForumOn Power on, Nothing happens ..please help! ForumWhat happens when you RAID 24 SSD Hard Disks !!!!! ForumNew system powers up and nothing happens , M2N-E mobo ForumWeird problem, temps drop after sleep mode ForumDid I damage my SATA drive by plugging it in while the computer was powered up ? ForumMax RAM capacity--- what happens if you exceed it? ForumDrop goes the Hard Drive ! ForumWhat happens if 600W UPS is forced to deliver 800 watts by the PSU? ForumDrop in FPS ForumShould A Laptop Turn On/Attempt To Power Up If The Hard Drive Is Dead? ForumProblems with external hard drive after dropping it!! ForumHard Drive is not spinning up /powering up ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumNew Build - Hard Drive Disappears More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !