Worst hard drive crash I've seen


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Marshalus

I never saw (or heard) the drive when it was in a system. It was in a stack of drives that were ripped out of a bunch of Dell GX260/270s that had somehow made it into our server room. Last week we were cleaning up and found this stack of drives, and I carried them down to my office. Our network admin was in my office and started examining the stack of drives and found this one. We opened it up right there in my office and I watched him break the little "warranty void if removed" type seal over one of the torx screws. It had never been opened prior to this.

My guess is that it was a Seagate, as most of the drives from that model system are but I will find out tomorrow.

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+Mystic

Looks like a minor scratch to me nothing that can't be repaired....:p

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L3thal

Good thing the hard drive was inside your case or else all the debris would've shot right at you :p

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insanekiwi

good god, that sure looks destroyed!

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qdave

that looks fun. i hope yo didnt loose any data.

but this must have been going on for a while.

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ACTIONpack

See kids, drugs are bad. :devil:

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CelticWhisper
Looks like a minor scratch to me nothing that can't be repaired....:p

Aye, 'tis only a flesh wound!

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spenser.d

It's probably an RIAA brand hard drive. Someone tried ripping a song from a CD to that drive and it destroyed itself... :shiftyninja:

-Spenser

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Marshalus

The drive was older then I thought, but still interesting.

It was a Quantum Fireball CR 8.4 AT out of an old Gateway PII.

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Novaoblivion

Those Quantum Fireball's were called that for a reason hehe. I have never seen one that dead before though!

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Mindovermaster

well, the hard drive didn't crash, it exploded!

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?AK

Omg, that's worst than looking pics at ogrish... :s :p

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CelticWhisper
Omg, that's worst than looking pics at ogrish... :s :p

If Jigsaw went after hard drives, that's what it would look like.

"I want to play a game...no, not that one, stop loading WoW."

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Geranium_Z__NL

Thats why i dont have Maxtor XD

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Sir Topham Hatt

Woah - what the hell happened to that?

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spacer

A Quantum Fireball CR 8.4 AT huh? Looks like that HDD WAS a fireball. Good God I've seen some damaged drives in my day, but that one takes the cake.

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kingofthecarts

Ya, this one is really screwed up, but hey, it lived up to it's name. Good old Fireball :)

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That Guy

This is why they only let you burn things to CD.

I can just imagine:

"*sniff* Hey guys, what's that funny smell, and where's that noise coming from?"

"Aye, nothing to worry about."

Day after...

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

I actually LOL'ed on that one.

Hard drive smoke, don't breath it!

You should email that to Steve Gibson.

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ViperAFK

Massive head crash? lmao that thing got pwnt.

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+shift.

Holy.....I'm speechless. Is that even.....possible? (Rhetorical question since pictures clearly indicate it is)

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kronik

Looks like your hard drive copped it hard

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Sam Symons
Wow :| metal shavings everywhere

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

Bwa ha. That made me laugh :D

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