Maximum PC Challenge: We BBQ a Fireproof Hard Drive

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Zach56

I know this was just a funny little experiment & you guys don't usually roast harddrives in the backyard but I wanted to let you all know that burning plastic or metal releases very toxic gasses.  So putting food next to it on the grill or being downwind is definitely a BAD idea.  I know from experience.  I was trying to burn out some newspaper that got stuck in my snowblower blades & the fumes from the metal burning slightly gave me a sore throat for 5 days.  So be careful.  Better yet, don't burn anything other than wood.

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DMXENOMORPH

I see you guys did this a a public park this time. Decided not to use metals plates in the parking lot at work. I assume you did not want the fire dept. involed like last time? The most unfortunate part no more B&B impersonations with this. I guess you guys did not want to follow in the footsteps of Brad Dosland and his gang. Fire! Fire!

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Marsel

Nice! What would have been REAL epic though is submerge it in gasoline and light in on fire. Submerged and light up at the same time! :D

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reutnes

Will it blend?

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Havok

It's almost like Alan has never been outside, what with his grace in collecting a bucket of water.

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Insula Gilliganis

Why wasn't Michael Brown involved with this?? He has had experience burning stuff in safes!! He would have loaded that grill up with bunches of Duraflame logs!! Check out Michael's handiwork on pg 29 of boot 03 (Nov 1996). It's not done cooking until the fire trucks arrive!!

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994196003

Haha

Minecraft world one!

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nedwards

Until Notch optimized world saves, a Minecraft world folder was something like 10,000 tiny files in a 15MB folder--perfect for hammering a drive's write controller. 

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bingojubes

i think the item should have hung on the peir, completly under water for the actual wet test. when they had it in the bucket, some of it was above water.

maybe they should strap it to ythe back of a rally car, and see hwo it faires with the beating from the ground as the rally car goes around its business for the next test - this could be a very fun MaxPC miniseries!

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rambospartin

Now that's ligit!

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b.knighthorse

Can't really say I would call that a test based on the claims made (30 min in the 1550 fire, and 3 days in water). Would like to see one done where its completely submerged and a little more roasted.

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Danthrax66

COMPLETELY SUBMERGED AND ON FIRE!

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Bustout

Did the fire damage the connectors?

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whathuhitwasntme

what can you say?

it works

but man, I bet its pricey

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marine229002

I looked it up on their site and it is $249.99 for the 1TB model.

 

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