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Michael Stanclift

Worst hard drive crash I've seen

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We pulled a bad drive apart at work this afternoon. It had a nasty rattle to it before we opened it, but we didn't expect this:

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Edit: Just in case you're wondering, the drive was a Quantum Fireball CR 8.4 AT

Edited by Marshalus

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Wow :| metal shavings everywhere

....but the question is.... will it blend? :shiftyninja:

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Slim chance of recovering the data from it, I'd guess. :p

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holy schnizzle...

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Holy crap..what did you do to that poor hard drive!! :cry:

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That's pretty messed up! Just how bad was the noise it had been making?

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Damn, that drive committed suicide pretty hard.

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Youch!

That looks pretty damn bad :(.

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What the.... how? Why?... HOW!?

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Wow :| metal shavings everywhere

....but the question is.... will it blend? :shiftyninja:

Of course, it's not a Chuck Norris action figure.

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What make was the HDD?

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Whoa, that's pretty nasty...

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Haha all the years of abuse. I mean also that noise must've been the same level as a saw slicing an iron bar in half... Haha

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The best way to hide for RIAA/MPAA so far :laugh:

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the thing is, it almost looks like it was opened before and not in a clean room - maybe some contaminents or even liquids got in there ??

I dunno - Im just trying to figure out how in the world something could get THAT FUBAR !

I guess this is another vote for SSD around the corner :)

the 64 Gb MITRON is 2x as fast as a Raptor RAID 0 .... and no moving parts !!!

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What brand was that Hard Disk? Was the PC even working with it? That is just totally nuts. OMG

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Wow.

Make sure you save the magnets; hard drive magnets are awesome. :p

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.... so I slapped everything back together, fired up Spinrite in Level 2. Three hours later, the computer booted and all data was recovered!

:shiftyninja:

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.... so I slapped everything back together, fired up Spinrite in Level 2. Three hours later, the computer booted and all data was recovered!

:shiftyninja:

Bull..... sh**. :p

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Holy ****, did you dip that HDD in cow urine? lol... looks like the discs broke off when spinning... just like when CDs spin too fast they break.

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