Can cold temperatures screw a drive up?

vbimport

#1

UPS dropped off my burner a few weeks ago, it seems to perform kind of poorly but I’m not sure if it’s normal for this drive or not. Anyways, my burner was dropped off by UPS and was left on my porch for 2 days while it was about -25 outside(Very cold, I live in Canada) so I was just wondering, can cold temperatures screw a drive up? Thanks.


#2

should do any harm once you bring it up to room temp.


#3

Do you mean “shouldn’t” do any harm once you bring it up to room temp?


#4

More than the cold, condensation when you bring the drive into a warm room could cause problems. Letting it sit for 24’ in a warm room would be the thing to do.

More likely you just got a dodgy drive, or UPS dropped it a few times and used it for a wheel chock. :eek:


#5

How likely is it to get a defective drive? Out of every 100 drives or so what are the chances of a drive being defective? What would the symptoms be if I was to have received a defective drive? Got any figures and/or answers? Thanks.