Two memes about checking the hard drive

Hard Drive Check

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Hard Drive Check sometimes called Check His Hard Drive is an internet slang catchphrase and reaction meme used to allege that someone has incriminating evidence, typically presumed to be illegal pornography, on their offline computer hard drive. While jokes about storing pornography on one's hard drive have existed on the internet for decades, memes calling for a "hard drive check" after someone shares something sus and is presumed to have a CP collection began to proliferate after the year 2010.


A May 23rd, 2005 definition for the term "hard drive" relates it to storing pornography offline, typically in a secretive manner (seen below).[1]

hard drive Small metal box, usually 3.5 inches wide, used for storing porn in a computer. I have a 40GB hard drive, it has 60 hours of MILF videos on it by .shalroth May 23, 2005 535 y f 196 FLAG

On September 20th, 2013, an SNL [8] segment used the phrase "check his hard drive" in relation to SpongeBob. The YouTube upload gathered over 200,000 views in 9 years (seen below).


Various Twitter users used the phrase "hard drive check" or "check his hard drive" before 2013, while others alluded to how a hard drive is meant to host secretive information. Many people using the phrase "check his hard drive" before the year 2015 appear to be British.[2][3][4]

Buying one of these should come with a free Hard Drive check. ALLY THE PRIDE OF ENGLAND → UNITED LIVERPOOL 40 14 th DECEMBER 2014 JZAJ CD. @CD92_ UNIT TED UNITED LIVERPOOL 14 th DECEMBER 2014 7:57 AM . Dec 14, 2014 LIVERPOOL :\ LIVERPOOL LIVERPOOL Oi @_yon_mon Check his hard drive immediately. BEESOTTED.CO.UK ABEESOTTED 8:12 AM - Oct 19, 2014 3 Retweets 8 Likes 1 Bookmark :

On February 24th, 2022, a clip of English commentator Jamie Carragher saying "check his hard drive" was posted to YouTube.[5] Soon after, the clip was popularized as a reaction video (seen below).

On September 10th, 2022, Twitter[9] user @PhilipProudfoot posted a tweet calling for a hard drive check on King Charles, gathering over 200,000 likes in eight months (seen below, left). On April 2nd, Twitter[10] user @SteveSuccessor called for a hard drive check on someone, gathering over 160,000 likes in a month (seen below, right).

Philip Proudfoot @PhilipProudfoot Sep 10, 2022 And now, for the most important moment in coronation: the hard drive check. Qhow did charles meet diana ogic ALL NEWS IMAGES 916 29.2K VIDEOS Charles met Diana at her family home in Althorp in 1977 when she was 16 and he was 29. He was a guest of her sister, Sarah Spencer, who he was friends with, and a member of a shooting party.... Prince Charles also said: "I remember thinking what a very jolly and amusing and attractive 16-year-old she was. 2 hours ago. MAPS 269.2K X h ↑ The New True Chad @SteveSuccessor Apr 2 "Cute and childlike in appearance" Hard drive check. Now. Cozy Fren @itzYourMom69lol. Apr 1 People want to hate on me for telling the truth about women, and it's sad Show this thread O 826 wie OII - Not a Virgin - Old and haggard looking - Secretly wants a black guy - Acts like an adult - Only knows one language - Too tall, has weird bags of fat - Doesn't want kids t 10.8K | Asiail আি - Saves herself for her husband - Cute and childlike in appearance - Loves and appreciates her white boyfriend - Loves aegyo (acting cute and youthful) - Knows three languages, teaches you hers - Tiny and adorable with a flat chest - Will give you cute hapa daughters 168.4K 4.5M ↑ ...

Various Examples

Impressive. Very nice. Now let's see that hard drive Me after I win custody over my kids but my ex wife yells "CHECK HIS HARD DRIVE" TikTok ITS CHECKING HARD DRIVE VAR DECISION NONCE VAR (UDA WHU MC 06:3 UHUO MA 3 84:11

@sunnymalicc WHO LET BRO COOK 🔥🔥🔥🔥 (literally i did 😔) #megacon #anime #manga #cosplay ♬ original sound – sunny malik


why do all commentary tiktokers sound the same bro 💀 they all sound like the nerd emoji bruh

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External References

[1] Urban Dictionary – Hard Drive

[2] Twitter – Jenny_Trout

[3] Twitter – _yon_mon

[4]  Twitter – JohnEmpireSA

[5] YouTube – The Overlap

[8] YouTube – SNL

[9] Twitter – PhilipProudfoot

[10] Twitter – SteveSuccessor

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