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So... Why did this take so long?

And why did they use a 400MB harddrive... They spend billions on the shuttle itself, and put a 8-year old drive in it... Yeah.
They had to retrace where every single bit was in every single sector of the hard drive....millions of bits potentially.
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They had to retrace where every single bit was in every single sector of the hard drive....millions of bits potentially.
Thank god it wasn't 1Tb then...
    
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And why did they use a 400MB harddrive... They spend billions on the shuttle itself, and put a 8-year old drive in it... Yeah.
Good to see you read the rest of the thread!
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post #44 of 55
On that 1% missing sector.

a.)The truth about the Lindbergh baby.
b.)Simplified cold fusion
c.)The man in the grassy knoll
d.)A recipe for a killer key-lime pie.
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On that 1% missing sector.

a.)The truth about the Lindbergh baby.
b.)Simplified cold fusion
c.)The man in the grassy knoll
d.)A recipe for a killer key-lime pie.
LOL
post #46 of 55
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not to be overly picky, but i believe HDD is the accepted acronym for Hard Disk Drive, so as to avoid confusion with High Definition. :-) i was sitting here wondering where in columbia they recovered high definition, like some kind of idiot (ok, not really).
HDD has been in use since long before anyone even thought of the HD term...

I'm pretty sure it's there to signify that it's a REAL disk, though people call flash drives the same.
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My mom work at Ibas, a subcompany for Kroll here in Norway. Kroll recently bought Ibas (was world's largest recovery company) I've seen how they examine and open harddrives. In the Ibas HQ here in Norway, there was no more than 2500 harddrives.
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I think I see a new advertising slogan for Seagate.

"Can survive atmospheric reentry."

/Galidan
Lol. i see huge marketing potential for seagate here...
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I think I see a new advertising slogan for Seagate.

"Can survive atmospheric reentry."

/Galidan
LOL! Awesome...
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post #50 of 55
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why is it only 400MB? I would expect Nasa to be using.... like 1TB super hard drives in RAID.
Computer objects need to be radiation hardened and tested to be sure that they don't fail. NASA takes hardware that is really good, and spends a lot of time testing, hardening, etc. That was big when they started the process. Time just passed.
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