HDD Killers

Why HDD Killers?

Posted on Tuesday 18 October 2005

It occurs to me that some of you probably think HDDKillers.com is a bit of a strange domain, and some of you probably don’t know what it means. Well HDD stands for [H]ard [D]isk [D]rive, and hopefully Killers is fairly obvious. Incidentally, I also own SerialHDDKillers.com which is a mirror of this site on the same host, that’s just ’cause I thought it was a bit funny, or at least it is if you know anything about HDD interfaces (ATA and Serial ATA).

Originally I intended to set up a website that would keep track of all the stuff I download that I could easily update, and therefore the domain name seemed somewhat appropriate, the thought of HDD’s buckling under the strain. However I still haven’t actually set up that site yet (because that would involve a lot of work and I’m awfully awfully lazy, I’m sure I’ll get round to it eventually). If you’re wondering how can I possibly break HDD’s simply by downloading stuff, don’t worry, I can’t, however I do seem to have a hell of a knack for filling them.

When I left University last year at Easter, I had two brand new, completely empty 200GB HDD’s, I had filled them both by the end of August. I have recently purchased many many more (8*300GB to be precise) HDD’s and put them in a computer that I intend to use only as a file-server (I still haven’t got that set up yet either, troubles with Linux). Here are some pictures (lower res.) of said file-server.

For those of you that haven’t already guessed, I’m very much into PC hardware, and very much into webdevelopment, I would also like to have a crack at PC software and hopefully my new degree course will be able to help me out with that. (It’s a masters in Computer Science for those wondering.)

On a parting note, I would like to say that the film Flight Of The Phoenix is very good, and has some excellent CGI sand-storms at the beginning. I just watched it on my 20.1″ monitor and 5.1 surround sound speakers in dolby digital, awesome. 😀

    Wednesday 19th October 2005 | 5:40 am
    Daniel's Globally Recognised Avatar

    Great-sounding-ness-ness. *blogrolls* I hope you update more than certain other blogs I track… (including my own)

    Wednesday 19th October 2005 | 8:21 am
    David's Globally Recognised Avatar

    Well my plan is to update at least every day, whether or not that will happen or not is uncertain. I can only write about stuff if I have stuff to write about y’know?

    Sunday 23rd October 2005 | 4:36 pm
    Sunday 23rd October 2005 | 5:35 pm
    David's Globally Recognised Avatar

    Heh, yeah. That’d be the file server then. You can see each of the power connectors to the 8 SATA hard drives, they’re the ones with the blue LED’s on.

    Perhaps I’ll write a more detailed blog on that sometime, maybe throw in some internal pics taken with my grainy, low-resolution webcam.

    Monday 24th October 2005 | 12:14 am
    lilcrazyfuzzy's Globally Recognised Avatar

    it’s a pity that donation-thread on WD for me to buy the Canon 350-D Digital Rebel didn’t work, or i could just fly to..Loughborough, and take some nice pictures (8MB each in RAW format) 😉

    I’ll try to open another donation- thread in a few days..hehehehe

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