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Old Feb 15, 2004, 7:29 PM   #1
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Default Hard drive Reflections

Last fall my main hard drive died and I lost some files but I had the smaller versions on the better pics saved to my site still. I came across the hard drive today and decided to crack it open to see if I could find the cause of the death clicks... I found nothing, but I was inspired to play with it and try to get a interesting picture of the hard drive itself. The disks that store all the info have a mirror finish to them.

I setup the tripod near my work bench and put the HD on the bench. I took a few shots and I happend to have a bottle of Oban behind the drive. I decided to set the bottle closer and I grabbed a bottle of southern comfort as well.

I don't take pictures like this to often. Most of my pictures are of my RC car hobby. So everytime I try different things like this I find new angles and technics to use :P

Here it is, sorry about the large size, I saved it to be used as a wallpaper.
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Old Feb 16, 2004, 12:37 AM   #2
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Looks like the spindle is swimming in a sea of mercury.
The next thing I want to try is to take a picture of the hard drive and eliminate the objects reflected, just to get the silver lake.
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Old Feb 16, 2004, 2:34 AM   #3
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MIDACL, that 14 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is one of the last thing I would have ever imagined being reflected by the technological silver surface of an hard disk

However intersting !

and mindopener (at least for me) of the actual nature of Norm in Fujino's avatar.
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Old Feb 16, 2004, 10:20 AM   #4
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When my son was a baby and suffering the woes of teething, his pediatrician, a wonderful old fellow, recommended Southern Comfort be rubbed on the little guy's gums. I rubbed some on mine too, just in sympathy, you understand.

Do you suppose the hard drive was having drink-induced hiccups?
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Old Feb 16, 2004, 3:32 PM   #5
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cool pic! I do storage for a living and as such we take the dead drives apart just for fun... I find the platters are incredibly reflective... but if you want something even more amazing pull the magnets out! Talk about strong! LOL!
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Old Feb 22, 2004, 6:52 PM   #6
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Interesting picture, I love unique stuff.
Also noticed some hot pixels?

1- Near the top right (Pink/Purple)
2- Bottom center (Yellow)

Not sure what camera that is... But I'd keep an eye on that.
If its new, take the camera back asap. If its within
a year or so old then maybe you should consider sending
it in for repairs. They are nothing major if you dont mind
using photoshop or something else to fix them. Sometimes
its just easier to fix them then having to wait and wonder
whats going on with your camera...
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