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Always Format your drives, Devices or computers

Sophomore

Re: Always Format your drives, Devices or computers

Yeah that would take a few days! lol
Honorary Alumnus

Re: Always Format your drives, Devices or computers

There IS this option but it too takes several passes to be effective:


New Member

Re: Always Format your drives, Devices or computers

I have done that with a Cat D-7 but it was Pickup Trucks not motorcycles.  Squished about six of them at one time back in the eighties when I worked as a Construction Mechanic. 
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Always Format your drives, Devices or computers

Your smallest HDD is 4TB?  Wow.  I've got an old 40GB laying in a box if you want it.  It's IDE, but that doesn't matter.  Just cram that cable in there and use some electrical tape!  LOL. 

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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Always Format your drives, Devices or computers

Corrosive,

I thought about using my old drives for targets, too.  They'd be great for a 200yd target for a .223  I already had fun with my original Hughesnet dish and my shotgun.  LOL.  That made a mess to clean up, though.   


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Associate Professor

Re: Always Format your drives, Devices or computers

Associate Professor

Re: Always Format your drives, Devices or computers

Yeup, HDD for my mass storage, and SSD for anything lower than 4TB... I generally run into one of two situations...  Personal rig that needs no more than 512GB of storage, or server that needs massive amounts of storage.

EDIT: Also, a little over 6 days to do 2 DoD passes on my 4TB disk.
New Member

Re: Always Format your drives, Devices or computers

I whaped my old Dish Network Dish with my 12ga Springfield and a 3 inch Magnum #3 steel shock.  Glad it only took 1 shot that thing like to tore my shoulder off.  Never gonna use a 3 inch Magnum again in a pump.
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Always Format your drives, Devices or computers

Corrosive,

I've often thought about that (using the .22LR), but was always a little worried about what the main part of the body of an HDD is made of.  Cast aluminum?  I was just concerned with ricochet.  I have some old 42gr round nose which might actually be perfect for that. 


Gary,

Eek!  I've got a bad back as it is.  I can't imagine what those 12ga magnums feel like.  The regular 12ga shell is about all I want to handle, and even then, four or five shots and my shoulder and back are spent.  I bet that sucker made a nice mess of that dish, though.  LOL.  


AMD Ryzen 5 3400G | XPG SX8200 Pro 500GB M.2 NVMe SSD | Western Digital Blue 500GB HDD | 16GB Corsair DDR4-3000 | Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Always Format your drives, Devices or computers

Corrosive,

I think you previously mentioned that you had servers. I had forgotten about that, but with a server, or servers, I can definitely see a high capacity HDD like that being necessary.  For me, if it's not mainly for storage, I go with the SSD, too.  Each of my three PCs have Samsung EVO 250GB SSDs.  My desktop also has a 500GB HDD in it for storage, and I have the 750GB external USB drive for the backups.  I actually still have the original 500GB Laptop HDDs that came in my laptop and notebook, but they just sit there with the original W8 they had on them before I replaced them.  I have four 16GB flash drives for transferring files between computers, too, although one has the Windows 10 upgrade files on it.   

Thirty days to wipe one of those disks...sheesh! 


AMD Ryzen 5 3400G | XPG SX8200 Pro 500GB M.2 NVMe SSD | Western Digital Blue 500GB HDD | 16GB Corsair DDR4-3000 | Windows 10 Pro 64-bit