Home > slashdot > Magical Chinese Hard Drive

Magical Chinese Hard Drive

April 8th, 2011 04:42 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Hardware Hacking

jamax writes “From TFA: ‘A Russian friend …. works at a hard-drive repair center in a Russian town, located near the Chinese border. A couple of days ago a customer brought a broken 500GB USB-drive that he had bought in a Chinese store across the river, for an insanely low price. But the drive was not working: if you, say, save a movie onto the drive, playing the saved movie back resulted in replaying just the last 5 minutes of the film.’ Apparently, the contents of the external HDD box included: two nuts, glued to the inner surface of the box with a 128MB flash drive wedged between them (image). And it was a clever hack, too — if ever an attempt was made to write a file that’s too large, it got cycled — rewriting itself over and over from the beginning, while leaving the existing files intact. And it reported everything correctly — file sizes and all!”

Source: Magical Chinese Hard Drive

Related Articles:

  1. Apple Launches New Magical Trackpad, 12 Core Macs
  2. The iPad Gets A Magical, Magnetic, Self-Cleaning Cover
  3. TC Cribs: Meebo’s Headbanging, Rocket-Flinging Office (With Magical Passageways)
  4. Magical Thinking Is Good For You
  5. The Chinese Route To a Web Free of Porn
blog comments powered by Disqus