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[Stress test] How much can a hard drive take?

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Pretty much in the title. I'm going to do some stress testing on my left over Seagate 80gb 2.5HDD. I'm going to put it in several tests.

-Freezing cold (put it in a bag of ice, and then trough it outside (snowing)
-Extreme heat (blow torch)
-If it's still alive, then HAMMER TIME!

I'm putting it in that order. I put several files on it to make it interesting.

-Video file
-Audio file
-Picture
-Text
-RARs

This should be fun!

I'm going to go put it outside right now. BRB.
    
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lol, it wont last long. Hard drives' part time job is breaking
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Hell yea it's snowing here.

Odd test but interested in the results.
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i would love to see what an ssd could take



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haha take pics (:
    
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Pics!







    
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post #7 of 25
Seems like a fun idea.
I'd gladly subscribe
But...

Please please please take better pictures!!
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I love you for this! keep em coming
    
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post #9 of 25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bassdoken View Post
Seems like a fun idea.
I'd gladly subscribe
But...

Please please please take better pictures!!
Crappy camera is crappy.

I'll let the hard drive sit outside overnight to get it really cold.
    
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post #10 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by BakingSoda View Post
Crappy camera is crappy.

I'll let the hard drive sit outside overnight to get it really cold.
No such thing. A few tweaks can make any camera take a great picture.
Head over to the Photography sub forum, and start reading some threads.

Over in the case sub forum, or case modding, there is a great guide on how to photograph your case, but that goes for pretty much everything, not just cases.
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