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*** Driven To Extinction ***
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This is an old Western Digital hard drive I stripped from one of my computers that had become obsolete. This particular hard drive was removed from one of my favorite computers that I had built years ago - she was referred to as the "Old Gal." The capacity of this hard drive is 80Gb and at the time I wondered what I was going to do with all that storage space LOL!!! Time has passed and today computer storage devices are measured in Terabytes or stored in The Cloud. Most of us don't give a second thought as to what the inner workings of a hard drive would look like. I think it's cool to see the platters and read/write head revealed. This drive still retains its functionality, in a sense, and has become an interesting conversation piece. Today, it is proudly displayed on a shelf in my home office. Hope you like it!!!


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03/12/15 2:28 AM GMT
You might guess what I'm about to say...this would make a super contest entry...and what a great idea being we all use some kind of computer and storage space...good for you thinking of this while the rest of us didn't...good clear shot of luck if this be your entry.
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03/12/15 2:48 AM GMT
I have had many computers over the years, too, but I never tore apart a hard drive. This is a unique shot, Laura, and it will make a super entry to the Circle contest...if you use it. Excellent work.
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03/12/15 7:04 AM GMT
Bravo for your creative photo and title, Laura! I like it and it makes a wonderful entry for the current contest. I wish I could upgrade my memory...which tends to slip occasionally. Fantastico!
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Smile, without a reason why. Love, as if you were a child, Smile, no matter what they tell you Don't listen to a word they say Cause life is beautiful that way.
03/12/15 9:36 AM GMT
I like this post very much. This would be a great entry for the 'Circles' contest Laura.

I've read your narrative with very much interest and some nostalgia as well. The hard drive of my first PC had a capacity of only 20MB. To me, it was a miracle! I remember that, before to switch off the PC, I had to park the heads by giving the instructions for that manually, lol. Now my laptop and my DT both have a storage capacity (internal and external HD's) of many, many TB's.
I realize now that times fly by that fast.

If this would be your entry: Good Luck with it my friend.
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03/12/15 9:46 AM GMT
Great entry for the contest!....

I too save old H/D's from laptops/puters for storage!....

good sharp details on this shot!
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03/12/15 10:11 AM GMT
Excellent shot and good luck in the contest.
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03/12/15 11:15 AM GMT
Oh now this is cool Laura,it sure fits the bill for the contest, and it would be a good conversation piece. Excellent entry!
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03/12/15 11:52 AM GMT
You built that computer youself! That impresses me Laura. The only thing I have done is to change parts like Graphic card or RAM or DVD player etc. Nice souvenir and a great entry for the contest.
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03/12/15 1:11 PM GMT
It makes a nice photo and would be a great desktop Laura. The lighting is excellent on this. Good entry for the contest - Good Luck.
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03/12/15 3:31 PM GMT
I'm impressed with you skills Laura. I used to be afraid to mess with my computer because I was sure I would lose everything.
I still am, but not as much.
Excellent contest entry.


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People are like cameras--sometimes they lose focus.
03/12/15 5:02 PM GMT
Terrific entry.
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03/12/15 5:11 PM GMT
Being a bit of a techie I love this shot, I still use hdds for programmes and data storage but reserve ssds for the OS.
A very impressive entry Laura!
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03/12/15 6:22 PM GMT
I've had all our DT computers custom built Laura by picking all the components myself but I don't do the actual build work - although I always remove the hard drives and destroy them. This is very interesting and quite the conversation piece and would be an excellent entry.
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03/12/15 8:49 PM GMT
Who knew??? I didn't know that you were a computer person.
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03/13/15 7:30 AM GMT
In addition to the subject, the geometric patterns really caught my eye. Nice one.
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03/13/15 2:56 PM GMT
This would be a Fabulous entry to the current contest Laura, so many circles - superb posting and detail. Good Luck if you put it in the contest and I think you should, it's a winner
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03/14/15 11:03 PM GMT
I see you've added this pic to the comp Laura a good choice, not that the other one was poor by any means. It's good the ladies are getting into PC stuff these days, wish you all the best with this one.
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03/16/15 3:40 AM GMT
I guess I'm still sane, I haven't started giving the parts names yet.
A good close up on the old hard drive. You realize you've voided the warranty, lol. Best of luck in the contest.
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03/20/15 2:34 PM GMT
Congrats on your win in the contest Laura.
A wonderful entry.


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People are like cameras--sometimes they lose focus.
03/20/15 3:17 PM GMT
WooHoo! Congratulations of your well deserved 1st place win! A great entry and informative commentary. Well done.
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03/20/15 3:26 PM GMT
Congrats on securing first place Laura. This was also my no.1
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Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors.
03/20/15 5:11 PM GMT
Congratulations on your first-place win, Laura.
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03/21/15 11:56 AM GMT
Congratulations Laura - a well deserved win :)
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03/22/15 12:22 AM GMT
Congratulations on your first-place, Laura.
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03/24/15 5:42 AM GMT
A big ole CONGRATS!!!
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03/25/15 11:19 AM GMT
Congrats on your first place win.

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03/26/18 11:02 AM GMT
Only just viewed this, WOW, stunning capture, excellent idea to take this photo, your skills are just perfect, never-ending beauty. Favorite.
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