Hard Drive 016

I think you can tell why his hard drive wasn't working. No data recovery possible.

  • JohnWErvin 8y

    I've never seen the platters just shatter like that.
  • Jon Ross PRO 8y

    I agree that this was very unusual. What's more so is that the guys story was that he was giving a presentation when it started to make a funny noise, blue screened and refused to boot.
  • heebyjeebys 7y

    Hard Drive platters, will it blend?
    That is very unushal.... Only thing i can think of is a hefty knock to make it shatter into a read head... but othewise probably just a defect drive.
    *note... must smash that old laptop hard drive i got lying around lol
  • mark_simon 7y

    hdd can shatter, they are very hard (lol) hard disk drive :D
  • joachip 7y

    Pass the glue please...
  • Slava V. 7y

    Thank you for releasing this shot under CC license. Just wanted to let you know I've selected to display this image at 'Hard Drive' news page (it's my hobby site), full attribution and link to you is provided. Thank you once again.
  • Jon Ross PRO 7y

    No worries, I enjoy sharing the images in my collection with anyone who wants them. As long as I get credit ;)
  • Manu.1421 6y

    I've seen them shatter like that once, after I took a hammer to it ^^
  • sheng manhui 5y

    why its was smashed to pieces? that's a huge losses, really no data recovery
  • Robert Little 5y

    Dude, we have like six ThinkPad's in this house, going back to the early days. Four are refurbs. What are the odds that one of those four have a Hitachi made, IBM branded hard drive? Hmmm.
    I'd be rather upset...
  • Jerome Marot 5y

    This picture is used here:

    I thought you might like to know.
  • kalayana.tantri 4y

    Damn. Why not just remove the platters and sand them down on a belt sander? Be sure to demolish the flash chip on the controller board while you're at it.
  • elrido 4y

    AFAIK 2.5" harddrive platters are often made of glass or ceramics, 3.5" ones mostly of aluminum (aluminum allows greater rotation speeds). So it seems plausible to have a notebook drive platter shatter.
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