Originally Posted by setishock
Hard drives can take a lot of G's whether running or not. I've dropped my share over the years and they run fine later.
You don't say if the side cover was off or if the speaker hit the mother board. Could you give a little more on that?
As for putting that drive in to another system just set the jumper to slave and put it another system as the second drive.
the tower was all covered, my brother just dropped the speaker about two feet high on top of the tower and I've been trying to fix it ever since. I guess, I'll go ahead and test out the HDD on another computer and I'll let u guys know how it goes.