Wife smashes husband with laptop.
It happened Sunday on an American Airlines flight waiting to depart from Miami International Airport. The attack was seemingly sparked by an argument between the woman and the man, who police identified as her husband.
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While the man and a flight attendant were treated for minor bruises and bumps, what about the laptop?
Laptops generally weigh between 2 lbs and 7 lbs and either have a plastic or thin aluminum bottom. Older laptops use SATA drives which are smaller than a pack of cigarettes. Laptops made within the past three years generally use a hard drive known as an SSD or solid state drive. These later models are much more secure in their placement on the motherboard. Depending on the bottom design, hard drive and other components could suffer major damage with a blunt force trauma like this.
The best case scenario is that the data on the laptop is backed up either remotely and to an external drive so there is a clean copy in case the drive is damaged. The worst case scenario would be no backup. If the data is critical, several companies around the U.S. called White Labs accept the hard drive into what is called a white room, consisting of a sterile lab where the hard drives are physically opened to take the data off the internal workings, put them on a flash drive and return them to the customer for a really high fee.
There are two morals to this story. Number one: if you’re going to look at other attractive members of the opposite sex when your spouse is with you think about a 6-pound laptop crashing down on your head at close range. Number two: Always back up your data remotely and externally, because there’s always a chance of either option failing.
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