Can optical drive vibration cause HDD failure?

April 26, 2012 at 05:47:25
Specs: Win xp SP3, pentium 4 3ghz HT
Hi Guys
Is it true the vibration from optical drives when reading disc can cause HDD to fail?
I just insert a DVD to copy few game cutscenes and it rotate very fast and noisy, the whole tower is shaking. So can this cause HDD failure? Not all DVD's read very fast i think this one is fake.

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#1
April 26, 2012 at 09:15:55
Hi Kuwese, I suppose anything is possible. I would doubt it though. I don't think I would trust that dvd player. It shouldn't vibrate at all. May be time for a new one :)

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April 26, 2012 at 13:22:55
Vibration and noise means an unbalanced disk. Warped or not centered label. Or cracked.

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April 26, 2012 at 13:23:26
Yes, hard drives are fragile devices. Run SMART diags first.

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