External Hard Drive Testing
Have the Advanced Testing staff or key holder get you the following:
- External H.D. Testing Kit, which contains:
- Hard Drives (formatted, partitioned, & with files on them),
- Power Adapters.
Match the power adapters with the external hard drive enclosures by looking at the connector, voltage and amps.(There may be matched hard drive enclosures in marked box from the Tardis.) Match volts & amps exactly. Do NOT use a power adapter with less amps than the enclosure requires, you will get false a negative on the enclosure, either because it will not turn on at all, or because it will, but the drive will not be recognized. Using a power adapter with the same volts but higher amps is a bad idea because this may send too many volts into the enclosure, depending both on if the enclosure requires a "regulated" power adapter, and whether or not the power adapter is "regulated".
NEVER, under ANY circumstances, connect a donor's hard drive to a computer. Accessing donor data is a violation of FreeGeek's Data Security Policy. .