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who throws out a usuable hard drive?

My Main problem with stories like this. Heck, I know I'm going to sound like a hoarder, but I still have 40 GB IDE drives around here for my various "mods".
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post #22 of 29
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My Main problem with stories like this. Heck, I know I'm going to sound like a hoarder, but I still have 40 GB IDE drives around here for my various "mods".

I hear you. It was only 2 year ago that I finally got rid of my first two HDD's them being 900mb and 6GB in size. I still have a pile of old HDD's that are in the 120GB- 250GB range.
    
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post #23 of 29
money easily made is eaisly lost or something like that im looking on mining soon maybe3
post #24 of 29
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Shouldn't one wipe a HDD before throwing it away anyway?

Yes, which, the article said the dude who lost the HDD full of bitcoins is an "IT worker." So not only is he an idiot, but, he's an idiot.
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post #25 of 29
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money easily made is eaisly lost or something like that im looking on mining soon maybe3

 

Better hurry, unless you throwing down big bucks for big hashing power, BTC won't be worth it. The value of ASIC hardware has risen greatly with the big jumps in the market.

The smaller currencies would be more worthwhile.

post #26 of 29
Who chucks out a good HDD?

I still have 9 HDD's sitting around that range from 250GB to 3TB doing nothing because I can't use them. But heck, it's tech and I ain't chucking it out, never know one day I might need them.
post #27 of 29
Wouldn't be surprised to hear about this guy committing suicide in the near future.
post #28 of 29
must have too much money to begin with
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post #29 of 29
Personally I think this is bs. An IT worker who is in the know enough to mine (and clearly for quite some time) bitcoins and doesn't wipe a drive before he pitches it out? More importantly how do you not realize that it has all of his Bitcoin data on it. It must have been plugged into some machine (assuming it actually existed) of a decently high caliber. There are a lot of things about this story that sounds like someone crying wolf.
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