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    IBM Deathstar Mod (56k warning)

    Well, last night i picked up an ibm deathstar that i was going to use in a folder. hooked it up and right away i got spin up clicking. and then about 3 minutes later it started spewing smoke. so i decided it should die a nice formal death i spent about an hour looking for my blow torch but i couldn't find it (im moving in friday, everything is in boxes ATM) so it came to this..

    Innocent? i think not....


    Hard drive, meet mr sludge hammer, mr screw driver, and mr half life crow bar..


    yea that right you little ****...


    just airing it out a little bit


    cosmetic surgery


    whoops?






    well wasn't that nice?


    A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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    LOl! nice mod!

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    Member Xenocide's Avatar
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    im still not over how awesome of a death that was

    the name death star serves it well
    A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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    Smash it, Smash it hard!
    Who set thatfire? :mad:
    Team 32

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    Haha, nicely done.

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    New Member Ed_VVolf's Avatar
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    ...Stay away from my printer...

    Seriously, This has been something I've always wanted to do but lacked the proper modding tools. It gives me great joy to see that some hard drives get what they ask for.

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    Grrrr....I've gone through 3 of those 30.7gig deathstars...time for me to perform this "mod"
    El<(')>Maxi: I still have your board...and I'm afraid I lost your address so I can't send it back...and my pm box is broken...and I can't remember where the PO is anyway

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    Thermite It!

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    Member Xenocide's Avatar
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    want to provide the thermite?

    heh ill dig it out of the garbage can then..
    A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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    nice

    want to mod my 4x74gb raptors?
    this increases preformance right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eXCeSS
    nice

    want to mod my 4x74gb raptors?
    this increases preformance right?
    Sure, just mail em over this way.
    El<(')>Maxi: I still have your board...and I'm afraid I lost your address so I can't send it back...and my pm box is broken...and I can't remember where the PO is anyway

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    Member Xenocide's Avatar
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    yes my performance went up by a multipler of 55.2x and the mhz of the buffer was tweaked to 7.8 ghz which gives me a theoretical transfer rate of 9480x10^50 mbps

    basically this drive will smoke any raid array, literally
    A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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    Oni-ni-Kanabō
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9mmCensor
    Thermite It!
    * Oni goes off to find his copy of The Anarchists' Cookbook.
    Mama, put my guns in the ground. I can't shoot them anymore.

    On Indefinite Hiatus

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    OMG! coooooooooool lol. put some alcohol on it and light it up with a match!

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    Thats cool. I wish i had the vid of me and my friend smashing 16 complete 486 computers. That was a blast until my cousin hit me in the leg with the baseball bat on accident...

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    When my deathstar goes I would like it to has as good of death.
    If I had something to say, I would put it here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oni
    * Oni goes off to find his copy of The Anarchists' Cookbook.
    Ah the joys of being a Chemisty major.


    The access....THE ACCESS!!!! *evil laugh*

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    i defiantly agree on lighting it up on fire, show the results please

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    oooohhh speed holes, that must increase performance

    ~Magick_Man~
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    HEATWARE

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