Wiping data from a hard drive. - DIDN'T WORK

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Fri Aug 27 22:32:44 UTC 2010


On Fri, 2010-08-27 at 19:29 +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 27/08/2010 15:39, Ric Moore wrote:
> > On Fri, 2010-08-27 at 14:18 +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
> >    
> >> On 26/08/2010 16:07, Basil Chupin wrote:
> >>      
> >>> On 26/08/2010 05:52, Ric Moore wrote:
> >>>
> >>>        
> >>>> On Wed, 2010-08-25 at 23:20 +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>          
> >>>>>     have HDs now in their 8th or so year of usage (Quantums, Maxtors) but
> >>>>> these new drives now predominantly made in China are just ****.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I would like to also thank everyone who responded to my post - Thanks guys!
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>            
> >>>> I remember reading, back when, that you could put a harddrive into a
> >>>> freezer overnight and that it would run, for a bit, the next day. Dunno
> >>>> if that works. I think you should go for Brigitte Nelson. You'll
> >>>> probably have more luck. :) Ric
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>          
> >>> Someone else has also mentioned it - and it immediately brought to mind
> >>> this phenomenon which a tech, who serviced HDs, told me about years ago.
> >>> So, the HD is now sitting in the freezer compartment till tomorrow
> >>> morning. Here's hoping.......
> >>>
> >>>        
> >> Well that didn't work :-) . This was the first lesson.
> >>
> >> The second lesson is to wear gloves when handling the metal of the HD-
> >> the thing was so cold my fingers hurt for 15 minutes afterwards! :-D
> >>
> >> (I'm going to drill out the bolts, use Ezy-out to get them out, take out
> >> the magnets, and hang the platters over the cars in the car port to stop
> >> the bleeding bird (Magpie Lark) from flying over them and pooping on
> >> them! So, the HD will still be of some use even after death :-) .)
> >>      
> > Now we all know.. who says this list is dead?? I've got one drive that
> > goes knock-knock-knock as soon as I boot with it plugged in. I blew it
> > up diddling with the hdparms. Maybe it's for the best, nothing but pics
> > of old GF on it, who's long gone and re-married.<evil cackles>  Ric
> >    
> 
> 
> Sounds like something you need to burn to a CD/DVD before the HD gives up.
> 
> You don't keep pics of "old GF on it, who's long gone and re-married." 
> on an HD for no reason - even if it is about to go belly up.

It hasn't been usable for years.. I'm too tight to throw it away though,
as the drive itself is the challenge. Every once in awhile I try to dink
with it. :) Ric


-- 
My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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