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Noise from blast of gas destroys Digiplex data depot disk drives

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A Banshee scream decimates hard drives

Crikey, and a baffle would only fix some of the problems.

Probably should consider a shutdown though, to limit the damage. The old shutdown versus crash down issue had a solution, It was in the days of DOS, users would Ctrl + Alt + Del and reboot the system and the system would be fine, but if they hit the off switch or reset button it could kill the hard drive and data. The keyboard sent a signal to the hard drive that a reboot was imminent and to write out cached data, whereas the button press didn't do the same. but of course it could always have been designed to do so, if they bothered a tiny bit.

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