I have smashed my external hard drive into a sofa table, because I forgot that it was plugged into my laptop. The hard drive has stopped working, and was only making some repetitve noises. I haven’t lost any data, and wasn’t very disappoined, because it was couple of years old and had capacity of just 1 TB.
I got curious if there was any visible damage on the platters, so I disassembled it.
There was no visible damage.