We aren't allowed to bring our guns into the data center or things like this would happen a lot more often.
I took a 5 1/4, full height disk drive out to a range and basically shot the hell out of it. This drive was pretty tough but the 124 gr Remington Golden Sabers did quite a number on it.
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|This is the overall view of the board side of the drive after the shooting rampage. Notice the large dent in the left side mouting rail.
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|Let's take a closer look at the rail damage A very solid impact - this is pretty strong metal and it bent a significant amount...|
|WOW Great expansion...|
|Let's look at the other side of the rail impact...|
|The inner housing stoped one of the slugs pretty effectively...|
|DAMN!!! Peeled a layer right off the board...|