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Unread 03-11-2014, 05:16 PM   #1
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Unhappy JohnnieB's computer gave up the ghost.

Early this morning, the computer I use for BGW decided to stop working. Shut down while I was typing a reply to a post.

A replacement is on order, but all my BGW stuff is stored on a harddisk in a nonfunctioning computer, so I'll be down or limited for a few days.
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Unread 03-11-2014, 05:39 PM   #2
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Default Re: JohnnieB's computer gave up the ghost.

Bummer. I have a dual bay USB docking station that will accept one laptop sized hard drive, so I can always move drives to other machines, assuming it's not the drive that's dead. It also does ESATA.

I still have a shoebox completely full of old IDE hard drives, where I've moved the data to SATA drives. Gotta tear them apart, pull out the rare earth magnets, then smash the platters.
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Unread 03-11-2014, 05:58 PM   #3
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The platters make great targets. :-)
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Unread 03-11-2014, 06:06 PM   #4
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What did you decide on for a replacement? Tell us about her. Solid State? Bigger tires?
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Unread 03-11-2014, 06:07 PM   #5
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Actually I plan on launching them with these. I have three now. They weigh 150 pounds each.
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Unread 03-11-2014, 06:27 PM   #6
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Actually I plan on launching them with these. I have three now. They weigh 150 pounds each.
Good Grief!! What the h... are those? I'm on the other side of Atlanta. I hope I'm far enough away to be out of the frag pattern!
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Unread 03-11-2014, 06:35 PM   #7
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That ought to vaporize a harddrive! Have you destroyed any derelect electronics with those?
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The platters make great targets. :-)
AFTER he retrieves the data from the drive.

The neodymium magnets inside the drive are useful also.
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Unread 03-11-2014, 07:12 PM   #9
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From left to right:
IDE HDs waiting to be harvested, pile of platters, magnets, active SATA HDs, Docking Station.

I keep the rare earth magnets in their keepers, 'cause if you were to just dump them in a container, you'd never get them apart. They're also pretty brittle.

Those are high energy capacitors. They're designed to dump a TON of energy really fast. 15 kiloJoules. Prolly left over from the Star Wars project.
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Unread 03-11-2014, 07:23 PM   #10
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Here's a poor-man's data storage. Most are 2TB, with a couple of 1.5TB. 20TB, and I need to get another, as all are full
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