Loud sounds can kill computer hard drives

Discussion in 'hardware' started by Krusty, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. Krusty

    Krusty Registered Member

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    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational...-sounds-can-kill-computer-hard-drives/7938388
     
  2. Gullible Jones

    Gullible Jones Registered Member

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    Huh. At a nonprofit that I volunteered at a few years back, one of the sysadmins swore the demolition work a couple blocks away was making server HDDs fail. The other sysadmin thought he was imagining things... Well, maybe not. :eek:
     
  3. dansorin

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    this is exactly what happened few weeks ago with the romanian branch of the dutch ING Bank. Following a fire extinguishing exercise in their data center, the whole system failed, causing an almost full day of complete interrupt of business: no ATM's, no cards payments, no internet banking. this one was an absolutely first incident of this kind for the banking system.
     
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