So my Ibook is humming along, but now I have the 'dead' 10GB drive just sitting in a drawer. I'd love to buy a case and use this as an external Firewire drive, but I don't know if the drive is really dead or just in a coma.
So, my question is this: is there some way to know if this HD is really shot, preferrable without spending any money? I'm not concerned with recovering any of the data on the disc, just want to see it I can get it working again.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.