First Laptop Batteries, Now Maxtor HDDs?

While you can't draw any conclusions based on a single, isolated instance like this, it is still interesting to see what happened to the underside of a Maxtor hard drive that seemed to have spontaneously combusted.  We're talking charbroiled here folks.  Actually, now that I look really close, it looks like something my wife could have cooked.

"Dell batteries you say catch fire? Well don't worry about that Dell battery, look inside your PC case at your HDD, mine just went up in smoke and flames..."
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