I was holding a WD 500GB EIDE hard drive (WD5000JBRTL) and was puting it back on the shelf when I accidentally dropped it. I kind of broke the fall of it with my foot, but it still hit the tile floor pretty hard. I’d estimate it was between 3 and 4 feet off the floor when I dropped it.
* it was still sealed in its box with the carton protection around it
* it worked after dropping it
According to the stat sheet, it is supposed to be able to resist a non-operational shock of 250 G’s. Is there any simplified way of calculating what it was subject to with the drop?
Did I void the warranty or damage the hard drive in any way?
Did the carton cover and box absorb some of the shock?
any help is appreciated! thanks in advance!