Re: It seems being in an explosion isn't enough...

2008-05-09 Thread Leichter, Jerry
On Thu, 8 May 2008, Perry E. Metzger wrote: | Quoting: | |It was one of the most iconic and heart-stopping movie images of |2003: the Columbia Space Shuttle ignited, burning and crashing to |earth in fragments. | |Now, amazingly, data from a hard drive recovered from the

Re: It seems being in an explosion isn't enough...

2008-05-09 Thread Ali, Saqib
Edwards said the Seagate hard drive -- which was about eight years old in 2003 -- featured much greater fault tolerance and durability than current hard drives of similar capacity. I am not so sure about this statement. The newer drives are far more ruggedized and

Re: It seems being in an explosion isn't enough...

2008-05-09 Thread Leichter, Jerry
On Fri, 9 May 2008, Ali, Saqib wrote: | Edwards said the Seagate hard drive -- which was | about eight years old in 2003 -- featured much | greater fault tolerance and durability than current | hard drives of similar capacity. | | I am not so sure about this

Re: It seems being in an explosion isn't enough...

2008-05-09 Thread mark seiden-via mac
i think the issue may simply devolve to lower areal density in the old drives. i.e. the bits are bigger. does anyone know if they used encodings that were more tolerant of certain kinds of errors in the past which are less common (and so, not worth doing) than now? On May 9, 2008, at

It seems being in an explosion isn't enough...

2008-05-08 Thread Perry E. Metzger
Quoting: It was one of the most iconic and heart-stopping movie images of 2003: the Columbia Space Shuttle ignited, burning and crashing to earth in fragments. Now, amazingly, data from a hard drive recovered from the fragments has been used to complete a physics experiment -