Sunday, May 11, 2008

Solid State my *ss!

The 400MB door stop
The hard disk drive from the space shuttle Columbia somehow survived the accident, and a company called On Track Data Recovey have managed to pull most of the data out of it.

The disk, a 400 MB Seagate, was eight years old already to the day of the accident, and was on a DOS file system format! Unless the NASA uses FreeDOS, I guess that would actually mean "Windows".

The thing is, no matter what, the company was able to recover 99% of the hard disk's data... So, think again before selling your used laptop or HDD on Ebay, especially without shredding the data a couple of times before :D

Hard Drive Recovered from Columbia Shuttle Solves Physics Problem
Shuttle Columbia's hard drive data recovered from crash site

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