Hard drive issue

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Can a electrical surge destroy the hard drive without seeing any visible signs?

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Absolutely! Happens all the time.

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  • Fubar
    yes
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  • JennyMack
    Great, concise answers. Ggolob, you might want to check out SearchStorage for more information on power surges and outages related to storage -- this article is on a disaster recovery is a great place to start. Good luck! Jenny Community Manager
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  • jinteik
    yes it can happen
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  • Manliz2000
    Happens a huge amount!! Surge Protectors should always be used when powering up your machine!
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  • Harisheldon
    Yes, of course, but you can smell it ...
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  • SbElectric
    Absolutely ... not only hard drives but TV, Telephones, Answering machines!! When on vacation or out of town - better to unplug these devices. Be safe than be sorry!!
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