Worst hard drive crash I've seen


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+John.

Well, if you're gonna crash, at least go out with a bang/destroying the drive entirely.

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Azmodan

I think I just shed a tear. :( Poor HDD...

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careless_monkey

lol looks like a century old device...

wudve kept it in the my ancient's collection.. ;)

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Glowstick

Are the heads made of adamantium or what? The last time I've tried to break platters with a hammer, the only thing I've achieved were small dents and only bending it lightly.

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dragon2611

That would be the new Secure Data Destruction Software ;)

Makes the Hard-drive self-destruct.

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toddyvol

Wonder if that's why a drive I have grinds the way it does?

Is that powder I see all over the inner casing?

Don't inhale it!!!

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Geranium_Z__NL

hmmmm

Innerrr Cassiiiing

*homer

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JohnBfromMemphis

Maxtor had a unreleased ad campaign ... "The new Fireball AT hard drive... now with more blender!" ...

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CelticWhisper

Looking at those pics again, that's not so much a drive crash as it is the hardware equivalent of a kamikaze pilot.

The drive died...WITH HONOR!

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M/\TT

Bloody hell....

I bet that made a lovely noise before it bit the dust with a vengeance!

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Digitalx

OH NOES GAIS HURRY GET TEH TAPE DRIVE BACK UP111111111111111111

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chriscross93

time to get out the duct tape......................but seriously, what woulda caused that?

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Cormier6083

Wowzas... thats horrendous!

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chriscross93
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

Agreed

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chriscross93
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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If you look the little filter thingy that all hard drives seem to have is gone.......wonder what happened there?

Theory: Little filter thingy gets dislodged somehow, flis around and makes contact with the pcb board. The filter hits a couple of pins just right, and before you know it both ave disappeared.

This is of course assuming there was any oxygen in there.

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bangbang023
This is of course assuming there was any oxygen in there.

Of course there's oxygen in there. They aren't air tight in the slightest.

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Windam

My Quantum drive lives on in 6GB glory lol

since 98 still going >.<

A piece of documentary.. good work!

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Krad

Looks like the rubber padded seal melted and flaked every inside the drive. The material is usually lined on the metal pieces of the drive as well as the arm reading the disc.

I bet if you lightly rub off the resude from the discs and place it in another drive, it would be recoverable. You could send it away to a data recovery company for a few thousand dollars.

:-)

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python134r

Spinrite it...................

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Farstrider
Of course there's oxygen in there. They aren't air tight in the slightest.

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha! Funniest post for a while! :laugh: :laugh:

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CelticWhisper

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Nice camera.

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Fit4130Rider

Pretty sure you can get the data back if you just pop it in the freezer then hook it back up.

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s0nic69

ha ha, pretty nice.

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Roger H.

this thing got dugg!! almost fried our own servers with traffic. LOL

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