Reply to post: Re: Nice story, bro.

Disk drive fired 'Frisbees of death' across data centre after storage admin crossed his wires

Black Betty

Re: Nice story, bro.

You clearly have never encountered one of these behemoths. The platters were over 35 cm in diameter, and a pack weighed about 10 kilograms as did the read/write head assembly. It was perfectly possible to "walk" a 200 kg machine across the room, simply by slamming the heads back and forth. Any fingers that go in there, probably ain't coming out.

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