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540 MB Maxtor Hard Disk Drive Running WITHOUT A COVER!

January 30, 2018 Jon 10 Comments

Ever wondered how it looks like if you run a hard drive without a cover? Not only that the hard disk has died because of this – but see a 90’s Maxtor 7540AV (540 MB) hard disk drive with its amazingly precise R/W heads randomly seeking, reading and writing data to the disk platters before it stopped working. DO NOT try this with your hard drive if there is useful information on it. This one had some problems already.

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  1. //HPinkJetPrinter 567
    January 30, 2018 - 9:32 pm

    Omg hes so cute!

  2. srcreeper
    January 30, 2018 - 10:04 pm

    Mi yo del pasado no detectaba fakes… Un disco duro de los 90… Usando SATA…

  3. Eep386
    January 30, 2018 - 10:36 pm

    Around the 540MB mark, Maxtor's 7000 series unfortunately dropped precipitously in quality, though sometimes you find a few old soldiers that still have fight left in them. Their earlier drives work like a charm though, and have some really nice noises.

  4. Wht Rabbit
    January 30, 2018 - 11:27 pm

    So <_< do i have to upload a video running a harddrive without a cover, or to show the nubs that its actually a piece of metal/kind of.

  5. Sodan83
    January 30, 2018 - 11:55 pm

    Sehr interessante PC Vintage Videos, mach weiter so!

  6. Nadeem Ahmed
    January 31, 2018 - 12:42 am

    is it IDE ?? Cable looks a sata one!!

  7. Davide424
    January 31, 2018 - 1:02 am

    In 2008, my dad tried to repair an old IBM HDD, swapping the platter with a similar Seagate drive. Obviously he failed, so he remounted the Seagate HDD. Then, ve installed it in a Pentium III system. After a week, all data was unreadable and I had to reinstall XP (and I was 9… :P). After another week, the drive finally dead.
    (sorry for my English. I'm only an Italian student. :P)

  8. Nemesizzonline
    January 31, 2018 - 1:36 am

    I've ran a (damaged) Quantum Fireball harddrive without a cover for quite a while. The drive had a few bad sectors, but we (a few guys at a computer repair shop) decided and see how long it would last without a cover. Well, it lasted for weeks, even with dust on in no problems at all, heck one of the interns even used a screwdriver on the platter and it just kept going. Eventually ofcourse it died, but some drives can run quite long even without a cover without any problems.

  9. Tuna YĆ¼cer
    January 31, 2018 - 1:44 am

    Oh my gooood u uploaded a videooo ooooohhh

  10. Nathaniel Emm
    January 31, 2018 - 1:57 am

    Those Maxtor drives are solid! I've got a couple from the early 90s that still work fine, but they're slow as mola***s!
    As a side note, a Plexiglas hard drive would look amazing!

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