TechARP discusses more HDD myths, you can read it over here.
This guide was written in response to the numerous fallacies
about the hard disk drive that are still being propagated in many
As you read through this guide, you may think that some of these myths
may have been made up. We wished that was true. We collected these
myths from various discussions we heard or read over time.
So, let’s get down to basics and examine some of these common
fallacies or myths and debunk them!
In this update, we added two new myths :
- It is safe to move an external HDD that is still connected to the
computer, as long as you first disconnect it using the Safely Remove
- You can fix hard disk drives by swapping their damaged PCBs.
We also updated Myth #16 on the reformatting of hard disk drives to
fix bad sectors.