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A very bad hard drive...sorta

by Willy / July 22, 2013 5:25 AM PDT
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by James Denison / July 22, 2013 5:53 AM PDT

but even that aside, it's a crapshoot. No info on what it came out of. I get brand new drives as OEM closeouts with year warranty on them for half price or less. Called "white label" but often come with the maker's ID on them anyway. Link just for example. I'm currently running this computer on a 250GB PATA IDE WD drive that Easis smart drive reader identifies as new, just as advertised and passed surface testing perfectly, got it for about $35 with free shipping. Just have to be careful and look for the most reputable sellers.

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Looks like a good Snopes item to me.
by Ziks511 / July 23, 2013 8:22 AM PDT

The "melted" mess looks more like a geode, well, two parts of a geode with a third part missing, and seem to bear no resemblance or relation to the HDD shown to the right. I'd point out the hint of a crystalline structure inside the larger piece, the weathered and abraded rock-like appearance of the outside the semi polished mineral face from the diamond saw used to cut it open, and the absence of any identifiable structure related to an HDD.

But far be it from me to lower the "deep philosophical seriousness of the conversations here" reading between the lines of Toni H's complaint to Josh in another thread.


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Get you Cupie doll
by Willy / July 23, 2013 4:29 PM PDT

I'm sure it's a geode but how they can't proof read what they post is beyond me. Its so obvious and so far it hasn't been corrected. Of course, the other pix provide what's 4-sale here. -----Willy Happy

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It's a boo-boo as you first thought
by Steven Haninger / July 23, 2013 7:38 PM PDT
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How it got in that grouping is up to conjecture. Perhaps the uploader selected one to many files in the batch. The errant pic is obviously a geode...the type you can buy in novelty stores. The sections don't even appear to have come from the same rock. What you do with these after amazing (or boring) all of your friends is something I don't know. I guess you try to sell them. Happy

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Thanks Willy, much appreciated. I guess the cataracts aren't
by Ziks511 / July 24, 2013 1:31 PM PDT
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bad enough to worry about yet. Mind you if I could get rid of the floaters I'd be happy.


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