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This tag is for questions about the hardware the Stack Exchange software uses to either build or run their software. Do not use this tag for questions about other hardware.

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How does Stack Exchange destroy hard drives?

I know that SE uses hard drives for it's storage, and I also know that they do an upgrade review often (2 years I think). When they do decide to change the hard drives, how are they destroyed / dealt ...
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What is your feedback/experience with the new Stack Overflow setup?

It has been one month now that the new hardware for Stack Overflow database is up and running. (New Hardware for Stack Overflow Database) This setup is a really interesting case (SSD in RAID for a ...
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How does Stack Overflow scale? [duplicate]

How does Stack Overflow scale without any failures? What is its hardware configuration?
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Software and hardware technologies used for Stack Overflow [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What were Stack Overflow, Server Fault and Super User built with? Hi, folks What technologies are used by What DB is actually handling queries, how much ...
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