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

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Magnetism

I used to work on removable pack disk drives, once spent a long time replacing the heads in a drive aligning it etc. Looked at my watch and wondered why it hadn't taken me much time, working close to the magnet on the head mechanism was stopping the watch. Bad practice to wear a metal strapped watch anyway.

I've seen disk drives walking across the floor, and the sound of a head crash wasn't very nice.

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