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  1. RCoon

    RCoon Gaming Moderator Staff Member

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    Time to destroy some data. Why pay for a company when I have 16oz's of heavy metal to do the job for me?
    1 batch of many hundred I intend to do today:

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    I like to use them for target practice myself, oddly satisfying.
     
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    RCoon Gaming Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't have any firearms powerful enough to penetrate them, without a gun license, and air rifle doesn't quite cut it.
     
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    i may take the pcb then use it for any modding project first
     
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    Out of curiosity, does the company require physical destruction or are the drives just worthless, or is that just the way you prefer? I always pull ram and hdds, as they are the most common replacements for private customers, and most business customers have been fine with a simple 0 write, rather than having to destroy anything physical.
     
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    RCoon Gaming Moderator Staff Member

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    They require physical destruction, but all the ones I've destroyed are worthless ancient 160/250GB drives.
     
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    save the magnets :p
     
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    Why the RAM if is volatile?
     
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    If you were close in the US, I'd lend my 7.62x54R sniper rifle. It would punch through all of those drives in a single shot.
    That being said, if your air rifle is ~1350FPS or more and you're willing to modify some pellets, flechette pellets and nail pellets work great against HDDs. ;)
     
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    My point was I don't destroy ram, only hard drives when required (or ancient as in rcoon's case)
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    I'll +1 that and I would let him feed them to one of these and record the mayhem:

    MUCH fun!



    I have access to several of them in my area :D
     
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    We have a similar one at my work :pimp: It was cheaper to buy one and recycle the shredded material than to pay a vendor to securely destroy them for us.
     
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    All out of one old smoker cat lady computer. This was after I tapped most of the dirt off outside with the sides off.

    Bonus pic of dead hard disk, nothing from inside the PC though. Picture 022.jpg Picture 019.jpg
     
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    why not microwave them? should be faster.
     
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    I would use them for raiding or something. I don't like destroying drives ever.
     
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    Even 10gb ones lol?
    These are from his school I think
     
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    RCoon Gaming Moderator Staff Member

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    They're very very very old 250GB drives. There's only so many sata ports on a motherboard, and 250GB drives are barely large enough to warrant any kind of RAID.
     
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    well if is hasnt got any bad sectors and still works it can be used for something.
     
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816115026

    8 x 250/238gb drives = 1856 gb

    let say 60 mb read per drive would equal 480 mb read on a raid
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    I thought that too until I realized I had like 150 PCI NIC's. I ended up tossing most of them, though I did save some for solder practice.
     
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    RCoon Gaming Moderator Staff Member

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    Why would I waste 8 Sata ports on 250GB drives? We replaced all drives with SSD's in the workplace except for the file servers which use huge enterprise storage drives. HDD's have had their time, I have no intention of running such small sized drives and filling up my PC with 8 drives, when I can obtain that kind of space with two (and arguably use less power).

    I already offered out 150 of them free to the UK TPU users, shipped some out and sat on the rest for about 3 months. Nobody wanted them, so in the bin they went.

    It's just not practical.
     
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    they have gold platting on them

    I have like 10 drives in my system lol. If only I was in UK.

    You could try to ebay them as a lot maybe.
    I see what you mean though.
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Indeed. A better, more profitable way, of spending my time is just sitting down and waiting for the inevitable end times.
     
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    Sir B. Fannybottom

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    I would've taken them if you were in canada :( I've got a Nas server with a huuge shortage of storage, and about 7 sata ports free
     
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    from HP Compaq dc7600, i bought it and for pc from XP era the dust looks not too bad :D:D:D:D
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    but anyway, i really love the case. its pretty solid and heavy like a tank
     
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