Hard Disk DriveLocked
Hi, I have a HP Pavillion 5000z, the HHD, which by the way is Toshiba, crashed. I replaced it by a Samsung HDD.
I?m trying to rescue the Toshiba HDD, so I bough an IcyBox for being able to connect this HDD via USB to my PC. For sure, the HDD has some bad clusters, but I also notice that when the disk is in horizontal position, it works really slow, so slow that may cause the PC to freeze; when it is in vertical position, it works fine. Obviously there are some mechanical problems. Does it make sense? How can I mark bad cluster in order to avoid windows to write data on them? Or may be there not bad cluster and I just have to use the HDD in vertical position, meaning that there some problems in the ?mechanical reading/writing hand system??