On 9/17/2016 07:39, Suresh Ramasubramanian wrote:
Releasing inert gas from fire suppression units that were over
pressurized resulted in an extremely loud noise
My experience is only with in-specification systems (and only in tape
libraries) but those tests were pretty loud.
– causing cabinets
> full of hard drives to vibrate – which got transmitted to the read –
> write heads of the drives.
My experiences were back in the days of washing-machine class disc
drives and they were a 4-hour fire-wall away, but I don't remember them
being impacted. (I can't believe that I was allowed to conduct a test
with them running, but I don't remember shutting them down.)
I wonder if orientation mattered--mine were all platters parallel to the
floor, I wonder if the damaged ones were parallel to the wave front.
full of hard drives to vibrate – which got transmitted to the read –
write heads of the drives.
Amazing sort of outage + data loss, and this time the physical
security plant chief gets to write up the RCA.
"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by
its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole
life believing that it is stupid."
From Larry's Cox account.