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Well I recently decided to mod my old 80GB WD IDE drive. I was going to put a window in it, but I couldn't find my Torx Wrenches, my Dremel, my Acrylic, or....well..... anything else. Luckily for me, I had a Mallet, an Axe, and a Pick Axe to help me with this project. Here is my handy work!




    
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win ^^ i feel like doing this to my whole room sopme days
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so basically your showing us what we already know, a mallet, pickaxe and an axe is going to smash a HDD to bits... bit of a useless post isnt it?
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I guess file recovery is out of the question?
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hmm, I dont think you can defrag your way out of that one..
    
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the platters make great swiss army wallets...

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I guess file recovery is out of the question?
The Drive didnt work to start with haha, I would have never done this to a perfectly working drive lol.
    
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the platters make great swiss army wallets...

Great Idea I never thought of that one!
    
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so basically your showing us what we already know, a mallet, pickaxe and an axe is going to smash a HDD to bits... bit of a useless post isnt it?
what a party pooper... get a sense of humour man
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so basically your showing us what we already know, a mallet, pickaxe and an axe is going to smash a HDD to bits... bit of a useless post isnt it?
Have you got pics of smashing a HDD to bits?

It's entertainment, stop winging.

Back on topic now... OP: Nice to see the mod went well, I looks forward to seeing how you are gonna mod your case
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