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Is this normal?
Posted by: grantham
Date: October 12, 2017 09:16PM
Found this today. I am hoping opposed to a plethora of other possibilities that might lead to my abduction or worse.
A Western Digital 640gb internal HD, wrapped in foil. Doesn't appear to have been there too long maybe a few rains, but not a winter.
It powers up with the SATA cable and I have hooked it up to a p.o.s. laptop, an IBM Thinkpad with Windows 98, and an old MacBook and got nothing.
A friend will be helping me with it on Sunday, he thinks windows XP will offer some insight.
So back to my original question, is this normal, are hard drives commonly stashed along creek banks on the outskirts of a public park?

Re: Is this normal?
Posted by: Grubstake
Date: October 12, 2017 09:48PM
May belong to the Clintons. Ha!Ha! Just joking, no, that's not normal at all. Interesting to see what you find on it. Grubstake

Re: Is this normal?
Posted by: Mcdetect
Date: October 12, 2017 11:03PM
Probably a list of social security numbers from equifax. :-)

Re: Is this normal?
Posted by: attackcat1
Date: October 12, 2017 11:36PM
Presidential football codes to arm nukes LOL

Re: Is this normal?
Posted by: mcb613
Date: October 13, 2017 03:28PM
Good luck with that corrosion. Have to read the 1s and 0s with a microscope and do the forensics.
I aggree maybe a Clinton drive or maybe A Debbie washerman Schultz drive.
Their all crooked on that side. But just a teflon as could be... nothing ever sticks.
Maybe now with that fat @55 doner, thats in trouble.... never know?

Re: Is this normal?
Posted by: Flintstone
Date: October 13, 2017 09:43PM
YOU MAY NOT WANT TO FIND WHATS ON IT. It might be for the F.B.I. to see.

Re: Is this normal?
Posted by: grantham
Date: October 14, 2017 06:19AM

I have successfully connected the hard drive to a Windows 7 operating system. While in disk management, Windows7 reported that the drive is working properly.
However, according to Win7 the drive reads 0gb, no total capacity or any data, just 0gb. Clearly the contents were not supposed to be found as easy as plug-n-play.
Tomorrow while sipping on PBR, we aim to scan the drive to see if any 1's & 0's are recoverable. If so, we hope to partition a small open/free section of the drive to drop a new boot protocol.
Fingers crossed we don't unlock the Demogorgon.

Funny thing is... I would never have predicted that Dirt Fishing would lead to Digital Fishing, LOL.


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