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    Eve of Destruction!

    Hey Y'all,

    Getting ready for the New Year by cleaning out the old junk...

    Found the 3 non working PATA drives and thought I'd do a job on them.

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    Notice: the actuator arms have been cut on 2 of the drives (left hand 2) and the traces to them removed on the third.

    Next stop the garage to "lower the hammer" so to speak!

    You want my data you'll have to pay through the nose to get it...only to find it wasn't worth the money...ah ha ha ha ha!

    Happy New Year Y'all!
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    I'd have to say a little eulogy for them for all the years of service they gave before doing that.

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    CES,

    To paraphrase General Douglas MacArthur, "Old hard drives never die, they just lose their Magnetism!"
    ROTFLOL.gif

    Happy 2016!
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    Thank you RG, same to you!

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    I use the giant electro-magnet at the wrecking yard, then a trip through the crusher.

    I prefer plastic explosives but my psychiatrist won't let me play with them any more. He's no fun at all.
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    Oh my, if this is what happens to people who work on computers for a living then I'm glad I didn't get into it as a job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CEScott View Post
    Oh my, if this is what happens to people who work on computers for a living then I'm glad I didn't get into it as a job.
    Watch it buddy - we can trace your address you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    Hey Y'all,

    Getting ready for the New Year by cleaning out the old junk...

    Found the 3 non working PATA drives and thought I'd do a job on them.
    Don't forget those cool magnets inside!!


    Jan and Dean right ?
    Last edited by wavy; 2016-01-10 at 14:08.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    CES,

    To paraphrase General Douglas MacArthur, "Old hard drives never die, they just lose their Magnetism!"
    ROTFLOL.gif
    Happy 2016!
    Speaking of magnetism, I always pull the magnets. They are great for other projects or to just 'play' with!
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    To quote General Jack O'Neal (of Stargate SG1) - "I knew that!"

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