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HDD goes Phut! (0 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 2-January-2001  20:25:02 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Tarrasque showed me an interesting thing at the LAN party. He had 2 Quantum Fireball +KA 13.6GB HDD's die in spectacular fashion. He suspects a dodgily-modified Promise card (for details of the mod, see here). Apparently the status LED's on the drives turned orange, then nothing. Closer inspection of one of the drives reveals:


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Hmm, Bad. To give you a sense of scale, those silver things in the top right are the power connector terminals (for the molex plug). Pic taken with a Nikon CP990 digicam.

Update: Apparently the drives were not identical, one was an KA, the other was an LCT. The promise card was not modded, either. Apart from that, the info Tarrasque gave me was right.. ..there's some speculation about the cause of this problem here in the forum.



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