Removing a Faulty Drive

ChapyYxx

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When I built my system back in 2013 I had a 1TB hdd I booted from. A few years back I upgraded to an ssd as a boot drive but kept in the hdd for mass storage. Now the hard drive is dying on me. It will have 100% usage with insanely low speeds, making it almost entirely unusable, and this causes issues any time a program wants to scan my computer, usually causing a crash. So, can I just disconnect the SATA from the motherboard and be on my way without any problems?
 

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Try it.
Power off.
Disconnect the HDD.
Power up.

Does it work?
 

ChapyYxx

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Yo thanks this software is sweet. According to that, my hdd has about 5 days left :)

 

ElectrO_90

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So get whatever you can off of that hdd before it dies, as it will die soon - the days are not perfect, but at least you know the drive is about to die. It may last a month or an hour.
Get what you can off of it now, either upload to cloud or copy off asap.
 

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