Re-use hard disk unused for long time
Posted on 2010-11-10
We have used the SATA harddisk to store CCTV footage and once these hard disks are full, we keep it in the store room for at least six-months. Previously, the customer will destroy these hard disk, but recently, they are asking us if it is OK to re-use the hard disks after six-months.
I am afraid after six-months time, the mechanical parts of the hard disk no long stick together or some other facts will affect the hard disk to run properly. (Because if the hard disk is spoil, we need to exchange it within one hour which is confident for us to guarantee it for new hard disks)
Does anyone knows the possible issues to use those hard disk unused for long time?
Thank you very much.