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So one of my hard drives in my server died, and I had to replace it. I kept the drive though, and now I'm having a bit of fun with it. I drilled out the screws (didn't have the star screwdriver required to remove them properly), and then just powered it on. The thing sounds like a jet engine or something!

Did some fun experiments too, so watch the whole thing. Let me know if you have suggestions for anything else to try! Just so long as it's safe... that thing seems downright dangerous spinning that fast in the open.

post #2 of 33
lol @ green ball thing
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post #3 of 33
put some marbles on it, see how they go.
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omg, green ball thing is hilarious rofl
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use sharpe to draw perfect circles on it
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post #6 of 33
Lol!

That is actually really funny. Try setting a small magnet on the platter and turning it on.
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post #7 of 33
I vote for jello

and or thumb tacks
    
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post #8 of 33
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Lol good ideas guys, I'm gonna have to try some of them out.
post #9 of 33
Use it as a potter's wheel or take a needle and make scratchy noises
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post #10 of 33
Get some different colour sharpies and make a MASTERPIECE. Just draw randomly on the disc as it spins.
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