Hard Drive salvaged

Discussion in 'Computer Memory and Hard Drives' started by Dabler, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. Dabler

    Dabler New Member

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    I have salvaged a Hard Drive 1TB from my old computer and brought a HD enclosure, now fitted, rescued most of my data from it to my new second hand computer, the enclosure is powered by the 240v mains.
    It has win 7 on it but new computer win 10 plus the HD in it is 500gb.
    Now should I just stick the 1TB drive in a cupboard and forget it or format it and plug into the newish computer.
    What would you do ?
     
  2. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    If you need extra storage use it. What exact model of drive is it?
     
  3. Dabler

    Dabler New Member

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    Got this on a program called speccy, haven't a clue what it all means.
    LITEON UITRA1 SCSI Disk Device
    Heads 16
    Cylinders 121,601
    Tracks 31,008,255
    Sectors 1,953,520,065
    SATA type SATA-II 3.0Gb/s
    Device type Fixed
    ATA Standard ATA8-ACS
    Serial Number JP2940J81U3EWV
    Firmware Version Number JP4OA3FE
    LBA Size 48-bit LBA
    Power On Count 2626 times
    Power On Time 595.1 days
    Speed 7200 RPM
    Features S.M.A.R.T., APM, NCQ
    Max. Transfer Mode SATA II 3.0Gb/s
    Used Transfer Mode SATA II 3.0Gb/s
    Interface USB (SATA)
    Capacity 931 GB
    Real size 1,000,204,886,016 bytes
    RAID Type None
     
  4. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    As far as I know, Liteon doesn't make hard drives. According to the details its a Sata 2 drive which is quite old at this point. I don't know if I would trust it to hold data or not.
     
  5. Dabler

    Dabler New Member

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    A bit of an update.
    The hard drive is a Hitachi sata 7200speed 1TB with win 7.
    I put it in my new computer and after some time it loaded win 7 but my 32 inch monitor did not like the settings so will scrap the idea of using win 7.
    I will next format the spare drive and use it for storing data.
     

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