This myth formulated from very early years where the spindle would stick to the platters from dust or other sticky material.
This phenomenon was labeled "stiction spin.
" It is an obviously created word used to describe what happens to the drive.
It's a contraction between two derived English words - "stick" and "friction.
" The spindle sticks to the drive and the motor does not have the appropriate power to release the spindle from the part of the drive that is holding it in place.
Back when this term had been popular, the answer to the problem was to hit, drop, or somehow bang on the hard drive to get the spindle unstuck.
The avid computer user could then continue on with what he was doing.
Nowadays, hard drives are much more precise, technologically advanced, and probably more sensitive to jarring motion that comes with hitting it with a screw driver or other devices that are suggested.
Additionally, these more highly advanced hard drives of today rarely, if ever, get the stiction defect.
The fact is that your hard drive isn't an old television that can be punch, banged, or jostled into working.
Hard drives are extremely delicate and need to be in a secure, room temperature room to keep it in better condition.
Hitting or dropping the drive can lead to even additional damage that completely breaks the drive's motor or damages the platters which hold the information.
When trying to find good data recovery advice, don't use this method or you can be in a worst position for data loss.