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ok so let me set the scene i have a pile of old sata hard drives and the all have the headers out of line and i dont need them so i start messing with them on my parents old dell(Studio 8gb of ram intel core 2 quade integrated video card) and so i start looking up ways to fix them so i found a way it says to drop if from a 1ft off the ground well that part worked but i cant see it if i try to install an os i can put windows 7 vista ubuntu or xp it dose not show up anywhere. any thoughts on how to reformat the harddrive and get it install and os. thanks for the help

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Physical impact or dropping should NOT be a solution. If someone suggests that, they clearly have no clue what they are talking about. If they are old drives, I personally would consider them trash and not use them. They already have plenty of wear and tear on them from years of use and from your drop lol.

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Hey PC-2011, this guys (Scott Moulton) is a professional and has a small company that specializes in data recovery and other aspects of computer hard drives failure. He's also done lots of talks on Hacking conferences, I think you should watch his videos.

http://www.myharddrivedied.com/presentations-resources

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so what harddrive should i get it i need to get a new one i plan to run an email server and maybe a domain and stuff like that?

For servers you should go with SCSI hard drives, they are extremely fast, compared to normal SATA HDDs. If you don't plan investing on a proper server hardware, then the WD Raptor will do just fine. On the other hand, if budget is not an issue, then you should go with SSDs for exceptional performance.

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