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Worst hard drive crash I've seen

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+John.    1,386

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

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Azmodan    0

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

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careless_monkey    6

lol looks like a century old device...

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

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Glowstick    3

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    13

That would be the new Secure Data Destruction Software ;)

Makes the Hard-drive self-destruct.

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toddyvol    0

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    3

hmmmm

Innerrr Cassiiiing

*homer

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JohnBfromMemphis    0

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

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CelticWhisper    6

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    0

Bloody hell....

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

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Digitalx    17

OH NOES GAIS HURRY GET TEH TAPE DRIVE BACK UP111111111111111111

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chriscross93    0

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

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Cormier6083    0

Wowzas... thats horrendous!

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chriscross93    0
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    0
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    30
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    0

My Quantum drive lives on in 6GB glory lol

since 98 still going >.<

A piece of documentary.. good work!

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Krad    0

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    1

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

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Farstrider    298
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    6

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Nice camera.

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Fit4130Rider    0

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    10

ha ha, pretty nice.

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Roger H.    776

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

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