How to Fix a Physically Broken Hard Drive?

Answer This information is provided for use at your own risk and should only be used when the next step is to throw away, or otherwise recycle a dead hard drive!

Top Q&A For: How to Fix a Physically Broken Hard Drive

Where can i go to physically destroy a hard drive?

Why not just reformat it, and take it outside and beat it with a sledgehammer? (make sure to wear eye protection and gloves!)Reformating it alone will not entirely remove the information! If someon... Read More »

What is the best way to physically destroy an old hard drive?

After removing the hard drive from the case get a hack saw and just start sawing away. Then when you have the hard drive in several pieces put them in the trash at different times. That way no on... Read More »

What is a good way to physically destroy an old hard drive?

I'm going to go the extra mile, first destroy any data on the hard drive by wiping it with a utility, I like Eraser 5.7,… some have said burning it, sadly... Read More »

Is there any way i can fix my broken hard drive.?

a data recovery company could fix it but it would cost you too much, so yep bin it. but before you do make sure you smash it with a hammer so it can't even be slavaged by anyone else. shopping det... Read More »