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A Failed Seagate 5TB Hard Disk Drive

  • Posted on: 11 October 2018
  • By: moisesmcardona

Hi everyone,

Today, I'm sharing a picture of a failed Seagate 5TB Hard Disk Drive. This model is ST5000DM000. This is how it looks internally:

5TB HDD

The drive failed prematurely. It looks good. The heads are parked correctly, and it spins up. The problem seems to be in the firmware are of the disk, as it seems to seek but after that, it does a 5 soft clicks before the SATA to USB adapter begins to blink. This HDD was taken out of the external enclosure and was from the Seagate Expansion series.

Shucking a Western Digital 8TB My Book External Hard Disk Drive

  • Posted on: 9 October 2018
  • By: moisesmcardona

Hi everyone,

In today's post, I'll be sharing some pictures of my shucked Western Digital 8TB My Book External Hard Disk Drive.

I got this hard drive as I've already had 2 other Seagate Hard Drives fail and needed another drive. I changed brands to Western Digital as I've been having a bad luck with Seagate lately.

Here's the drive's box:
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The drive outside of the box:
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