Just upgrade my low budget hackintosh to macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 (17F77) and change the hard disk with the brand new one which is Seagate Pipeline ST3160316CS 160 GB SATA. Because the old one (SAMSUNG HD160JJ 160 GB) has finally dead.
To install macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 on new drive I still using the same method: “install macOS Sierra first, then direct upgrade to High Sierra from App Store.” You can read post about why and how to direct upgrade here Hackintosh Direct Upgrade From macOS Sierra to High Sierra ‘Link will open in new tab’
But don’t worry guys! it was not because hackintosh stuff that cause my hard disk dead, but it’s just “the time” for my hard disk to rest in peace. Like the old saying; “The hamster getting tired to run.”
Since I bough it, I’ve been using my hard disk almost more than four year till yesterday when it’s finally dead. RIP … to my hard disk and let’s work! Seagate ST3160316CS.
Fact That A hard Disk Can’t Last Longer
You know! that generally a hard disk only can last at average in three to five year according to prosofteng.com. And ya! it’s true and make sense, since you know, I mostly using this drive for experimenting with different computers operating system stuff, and yeah! us it for hackintosh experiment too.
So, you don’t have to feel paranoia or something for hackintoshing your PC in vanilla way. Just make sure whether you are running a normal PC / Mac for everyday task, remember to always backup your data frequently and check the ‘age’ of your hard disk too.
Try to Restore Data From A Dead Hard Drive (“Mission Impossible” part II 😅)
Yeah! the bad news is I haven’t backup my data and my data might be lost forever. No! I won’t cry or angry because feel sorry for losing almost 70% of my data.
So what I do is check my dead hard disk using tool Usb to SATA connector to test the condition of the drive.
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Finally I still have a hope to get all my data’s back when I heard the sound of how the drive spinning when I connect it through usb to SATA converter tool which is, spinning sound then after a few second I heard clicking sound a couples time then stop spinning.
That’s mean something stuck in there, and when I can fix that, mean I still have hope to get all my data back. Just wish me luck!
Tool I’ve used to check the condition of failure disk, is called R-DRIVER III. Below you can see the screenshot;
You can get similar tool / different brand at Amazon for only $12.99 here is the link https://amzn.to/2MbDL7G
From what happen to me, I hope you guys can get a lesson that having an external hard disk is a wise for frequently backup your data before it’s too late, and yeah! safe your time because a hard disk can’t last long.
However! now my low budget hackintosh running again like a charms, the different is now use new hard disk as a main disk. That’s all!
And yep! my niece have test it to play her favourite games 🙂