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#1 vanlierdechad

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 04:29 PM

I found this guide on how to defragment a hard drive not with a program but physically disassembling it and defragmenting it here is a image if the guide http://i.imgur.com/mWqGw.jpg My question is wouldn't doing this destry the hard drive or is this actually possible? My thought would be if you did this to a hard drive it would never work again. what do you think of this?

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 05:13 PM

I prefer the sledgehammer method of defragmenting a hard drive personally.
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 05:44 PM

Sledgehammer, is too much like work. I prefer a small bore projectile.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 07:33 PM

I personally enjoy taking the top cover off and hooking them up to my old PSU that can be switched on and off and using a screw driver to make grooves and such in the platters. Note: don't do that to a driver that is older than around 2002 because the platters will shatter... The newer ones are different and shouldnt shatter. Or I will just take the driver to my big drill press and take a nice big bit and drill it full of holes. :) Although I like animals way of doing it lol.

Also Tip: Don't do this unless you are experienced with the inner workings of a hard drive and the dangers of doing this!! You could be seriously injured by doing any of the methods described in this topic including but not limited to my post. DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME!

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 08:34 AM

What ever method one uses to defrag, don't forget to do it in the presence of an industrial grade magnet.
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Posted 16 August 2011 - 03:40 PM

I found this guide on how to defragment a hard drive not with a program but physically disassembling it and defragmenting it here is a image if the guide http://i.imgur.com/mWqGw.jpg My question is wouldn't doing this destry the hard drive or is this actually possible? My thought would be if you did this to a hard drive it would never work again. what do you think of this?


Yeah, that procedure would destroy the disk, so you really can't say it would defragment it ... this is more of a method to "re-frag" the disk as it turns it into a bunch of useless fragments!

For disks that still work and you want to keep, I'd recommend traditional defrag solutions. The methods discussed here would be an appropriate "final" or "farewell" re-frag of a disk that has let you down for the last time.... they do sound like fun though!

My favorite would be dropping it off of a very tall building (skyscraper even) onto a concrete surface and really re-fragmenting it!

Or would that be hyper-fragmenting it?
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Edited by Bill R TechSpec, 16 August 2011 - 03:45 PM.


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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:24 PM

I prefer a small bore projectile.

I'm kind of partial to big bore, myself. :)

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:33 PM

Now that is awesome! :)
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Posted 17 August 2011 - 10:42 PM

leave it to our admin team to try and one up each other. Id hate to see what the grinler uses.

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 10:46 PM

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 11:35 PM

Id hate to see what the grinler uses.

Grinler when he defrags:

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 10:36 PM

I was right, that is scary. lol.

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 12:49 AM


Id hate to see what the grinler uses.

Grinler when he defrags:

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 12:06 PM

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 04:01 PM

Those arent some of the BC servers hard drives you guys are destroying are they?
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