Don't You Dare Give Me a S.M.A.R.T. Failure
…and what happens if you do. If I can’t have my data, then nobody can.
I tend to generate a lot of dead drives in this house, SSD and HDD alike. Partially because the sheer number of operational units increases the chance that one will fail, but also because they are usually under anything but “light” duty. Well when that happens…
If I can’t have my data, nobody can.
Well, technically not true, if someone wanted to sort through the apartment dumpsters (plural), dig out all the little fractured, warped, scratched, dirt and lead coated platter fragments and stick them under a laboratory laser, yes, someone else could, indeed, have my data.
Good luck on SSDs though, especially when you’re missing half of
one most of the memory chips on it.
Of course, being a responsible person, I pick up as much as I can, this particular range uses a wood / dirt backstop so they generally burn the remains before putting in a fresh set, and many computer parts here don’t burn well (unlike the door someone stapled pictures of Hillary Clinton’s face to, wood and paper are both easily flammable.) Targets (usually paper), are flammable. Your old, dead VCR, hard drive, whatnot, is not flammable.
One final side note… brand new rifle. 50 yard range. .22 caliber, 2.5" form factor hard drive. Somehow, I did it. Bonus points for accuracy? Maybe. Still doesn’t top the time that I managed to nail a drive not only dead center of the drive, but also dead center of the spindle. I’ll need to see if I can dig up those photos though…