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Old 09-11-2010, 10:46 PM
 
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I back up our valuable electronic data (family photos for example) in a safe deposit box. And, paranoid Charles will seek a credit union safe deposit box located in non flood prone places and on the highest box in the vault (just in case there is a weird local flood like a pipe burst or fire sprinklers).
In So Cal, I would be more concerned about fires and 'Quakes!
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:54 PM
 
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I know alot of people whose homes were flooded in Ike. they all lost desktop because the flooding was eight feet.
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:02 PM
 
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I know alot of people whose homes were flooded in Ike. they all lost desktop because the flooding was eight feet.
I think you took this thread seriously, may be most did?
I was goofing around as it is common knowledge, mixing water and electronic components = bad idea!

I wonder what will Jesse's next thread will be, a 'plane crash' or lava proof laptop?
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:08 PM
 
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Well, I stand corrected, I don't believe the older drives had such a hole nor needed one. They were completely airtight to prevent any kind of contamination. The space between the head and the platter is incredibly small so even a cigarette smoke could be harmful.

Oh well, I guess tell your cousin to get a HD snorkel just in case!
here is an example of the hole I speak of:

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Old 09-12-2010, 03:05 AM
 
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here is an example of the hole I speak of:
Geesuz, all this time I have been returning those with the holes on them thinking they were defective!!

Lol...but seriously, none of the drives I've seen had such a big and obvious hole on them. The older drives were airtight to my best knowledge but perhaps I was sadly mistaken or the design changed quite a bit. When they are powered on, because of the air being in constant motion, I doubt anything could get in including water but then the rest of the PC would get fried like chicken at KFC.

Either way, it is a silly thing to try unless you got something like this.
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