The sound of the death
Hard drives fail and they do when you least expect it. If you are lucky you might hear weird sounds before the big-bang-crash just in time to back up your precious data. Because no one does a back ups randomly (that's only for cowards), we only do them when we think something bad is about to happen.
So, if you want to impress family and friends this Xmas, check this out: typical sounds from 35 different failing and dying hard drives
. How geeky is that, uh? You can totally be the king of the party listening to the computers around you and diagnosing them:
Hear that sound baby? That's a Maxtor desktop drive with bad heads making clicking/knocking/beeping noise.
You get the girl or your money back. Via Slashdot
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