Reply to post: Re: Nah. We were civilized, no rodeo in the data center.

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

Stoneshop Silver badge
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Re: Nah. We were civilized, no rodeo in the data center.

There were times when those large froppy dicks would seem to wobble because of the holes.

Extremely unlikely; froppy drives run at 300 or 360 RPM, and the mass of the actual disk is just a few grams.

Sometimes people managed to get the disk into the slot in such a way that the central hole didn't quite line up with the drive hub, and forcibly closing the door would put a nice dent in the side of the hole, or even cut a segment out of it. Usually that was the end of the disk, although I can imagine people reformatting, and reformatting again, and again and again, to save those precious froppies.

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