: Coming soon to a hard drive near you....maybe


MacDoc
Feb 28th, 2008, 01:03 AM
http://staff.neowin.net/marshalus/hdcrash/P2250022.JPG :eek:

Yesterday myself and two of my co-workers took apart an old hard drive that we found in a stack that were being sent off to be destroyed. The drive was an 8GB Quantum Fireball that had a nasty rattle to it. Since we'd never heard anything this bad coming out of a hard drive we decided to open it up and see what was causing it. To our amazement the drive looked like it lived up to its Fireball name.

more photos here

Neowin.net - Neowin server hamsters get 'Dugg', suffer heart attack (http://www.neowin.net/news/main/08/02/28/neowin-server-hamsters-get-dugg-suffer-heart-attack)

backup.......now! ;)

JSvo
Feb 28th, 2008, 05:51 AM
That looks like a shot of my disc brakes!!

BReligion
Feb 28th, 2008, 08:29 AM
This is not the first time i have heard of people refereing to "Quantum Fireballs" actually ending up a Fireball. I knew someone who literally burned through 2 (one new, one replacement) before giving up and going with a Maxtor drive.

BReligion

Darien Red Sox
Feb 28th, 2008, 11:40 AM
Who!! Have never seen anything like that!! Maby the inside of the old tempmental linkis rooter I have looks like that.

FlaminWiz
Feb 28th, 2008, 04:48 PM
http://staff.neowin.net/marshalus/hdcrash/P2250022.JPG :eek:



more photos here

Neowin.net - Neowin server hamsters get 'Dugg', suffer heart attack (http://www.neowin.net/news/main/08/02/28/neowin-server-hamsters-get-dugg-suffer-heart-attack)

backup.......now! ;)

I'm no expert or anything but that looks bad. :clap: :lmao: :lmao:

EvanPitts
Feb 28th, 2008, 05:20 PM
See what a Windoze swap file can do...

spitfire
Feb 28th, 2008, 08:06 PM
http://staff.neowin.net/marshalus/hdcrash/P2250022.JPG :eek:



more photos here

Neowin.net - Neowin server hamsters get 'Dugg', suffer heart attack (http://www.neowin.net/news/main/08/02/28/neowin-server-hamsters-get-dugg-suffer-heart-attack)

backup.......now! ;)Thats what you get for storing large amounts of porn on your computer...

dibenga
Feb 29th, 2008, 09:53 AM
An 8GB Quantum Fireball blew up....

8 gigs.... e i g h t g i g s ....

How OLD is that drive? Probably died of old age. ;)