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I have a suspected broken HDD on my hands and wondered if there was a Stack Exchange site where I could get an answer to one of the questions I had?

I think Stack Overflow (where I usually post my questions) is obviously not the place to ask. But I like Stack Exchange because the answers come in really quickly :).

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Either Super User or Server Fault. I'm not sure which is better. – Mysticial Jan 16 '13 at 15:38
Mysticial, Super User is for power users, while Server Fault is for professional sysadmins (this means that the typical variant of this question for Server Fault would be "How do I restore it from backup?"). – Emil Vikström Jan 16 '13 at 15:43
Please be aware that SU and SF already have a ton of questions about failing harddrives...so you most likely will already find answers to your questions. Please don't just ask another "My HDD is dying, how do I rescue the data" question. – Time Traveling Bobby Sep 1 '13 at 14:47

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That would be Super User, where you can ask question about:

  • computer hardware
  • computer software
  • personal and home computer networking

Super User is not for corporate IT questions, though. If you are a professional sysadmin, you should consider asking on Server Fault instead.

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I am not sure a question about a broken HDD would be relevant for Server Fault. – kiamlaluno Jan 17 '13 at 9:16
kiamlaluno, we don't know the question so we can only speculate, right? :-) (At least we didn't know it before OP posted it to SU). – Emil Vikström Jan 17 '13 at 20:53
I am assuming a HDD is not not directly related to professional server, networking, or related infrastructure administration; even a home computer has HDDs. It then depends from the question. – kiamlaluno Jan 17 '13 at 21:19

You should ask on Super User. Quoting the FAQ:

Super User is for computer enthusiasts and power users. If you have a question about …

  • computer hardware
  • computer software
  • personal and home computer networking
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