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Old 11-19-2007, 10:18 PM   #1
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Default Wanna see what happens when you shoot a hard drive?

Well, so did I. So I brought a dead one that had ticked me off up to deer camp this weekend, and when I didn't even see a deer, I needed to take the anger out on something.

I'm hoping you all know what a normal hard drive looks like. This was shot with a 7mm-08 round at 200 yards. To be honest, it took me a few shots to get it.

OK, lets start with the front, or "Entry wound":



OK, now, look at the back, nice size expansion of the hole. Also notice the charring on the drive. That WAS NOT there before it was shot.



Now, what really suprised me was the path of the bullet. It entered strait, but did not leave so. Take a look, I put a tooth-pick in the hole to show you the degree of change in path.

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Old 11-19-2007, 10:19 PM   #2
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Default Re: Wanna see what happens when you shoot a hard drive?

Isn't there a VERY strong magnet in there?
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Default Re: Wanna see what happens when you shoot a hard drive?

Yes, but it is closer to the outside, the bullet bent in.
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:47 PM   #4
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That reminds me of a hard drive I had. I managed to chuck the thing at the wall.
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Default Re: Wanna see what happens when you shoot a hard drive?

The bullet and magnet probably had the same charge, positive or negative, so they repelled eachother. It is possible, I have played around with powerful magnets and nails, and at a few points, I couldn't even get the nail close to the magnet.

Did some nice damage to the HD, I must say, good job celegorm.
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plug it in and see if it workS :P
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The bullet and magnet probably had the same charge, positive or negative, so they repelled eachother. It is possible, I have played around with powerful magnets and nails, and at a few points, I couldn't even get the nail close to the magnet.

Did some nice damage to the HD, I must say, good job celegorm.
Maybe, It's kinda hard to tell now Thanks

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plug it in and see if it workS :P
I'm tempted, but judging by the rattling and the fact all the circuitry is fried, I doubt the result would be good to the PSU of the computer I test it on.
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This was shot with a 7mm-08 round at 200 yards. To be honest, it took me a few shots to get it.
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and when I didn't even see a deer
I'm surprised they weren't all standing around watching as with that sort of accuracy they would have known they were safe.



I would have thought the exit would have been bigger, were you using hollow points?
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I'm tempted, but judging by the rattling and the fact all the circuitry is fried, I doubt the result would be good to the PSU of the computer I test it on.
man you should see what type of hard drives i plug in. i spit on the circuit board of an old hard drive while it was running. then i screwed with all the circuitry. the PSU is still alive
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I would have thought the exit would have been bigger, were you using hollow points?
Nope, normal solid points. Put it into perspective though, that exit is about twice as big as the entry.
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