Conclusion On Remove hard drive - It depends on the cause of death of your drive as well as on the intensity of the death of the hard drive whether you can reuse your dead drive or not.
I am interested to use my dead drive again. I know already the intensity of my drives uselessness. How can I reuse my drive which is dead anyway? Can you give any idea to me for using my dead drive again?
The answer of your question totally lies on the fact that what kind of death your drive has faced. A drive can stop working due to many reasons while some reasons can cause more serious influence on the drive than the other one. For example, If drie undergone any bad sector and stop working due to this reason than it can be reused by repairing it through appropriate software but if it has any problem in it’s internal controller, it can make your drive totally unusable and does not leave any attempt for it’s further utility. Anyway the steps you should take to face a dead drive are as follows:-
- Turn off the computer for 5 minutes. It may happen whether the drive can reset itself totally by the complete removal of power. It’s just a common approach which does not work always but if works will bring alot saving of time and labour.
- You can also approach for utilising the drive again by running CHKDSK/R. It is a program which search for the bad sectors of the drive and so far can also repair the drive. You can carry out this process for drive repairing by opening windows command prompt and typing ‘CHKDSK/R C:’. You need to replace the letter C: by the letter of your drive. This will approach for the repair of bad sectors of the dead drive.
- You can also run spinrite which is although an expensive way to recover the drive but work very efficiently to recover the lost data.
- You can also make an approach of restarting the dead drive by just moving the drive into another machine . Actually sometimes this happen that the4 BIOS of the particular machine in which the drive is inserted does not recognize the drive or the similar type of problem regarding machine occurs such as controller or configuration of the machine does not support the drive. In this case the drive can start magically when it has been inserted into any other machine.
- If you proved unable to restart the drive anyway means you need to forget about that drive now but if there is any much valuable data on that drive you can be assisted by the data recovery service which is an expensive one.
Reaching on this stage after all the operations if I am not getting any chance of reusing the dead drive I more likely need to discard the drve in a “specific way”.
I prefer my drive to destroy prior to discard in a way that it can not be read by anyone again anyway. It may happen that anyone recovers the data of your drive to know the information written on it by data recovery service or any other tool. I prefer to discard my unusable drive by making several holes on it or destacking the plates by opening case of th drive. This secures me for any risk of my drive’s confidential data has been read by anyone. I have also an option to use secure delete facility for my drive to cover this risk.