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 Post subject: 2-OLD OLD Harddrives, why keep them...????
PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 9:26 pm 
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Hey all, I have 2-OLD OLD harddrives, I dont know why I am holding onto them.... Ones a Western Digital Caviar 22500 2.5GB, and a Maxtor 2.5GB. Should I keep or trow in the trash... lol.....
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 12:12 am 
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practice putting windows in them, if u can get it to work with no problems, then u can move up to a newer HD.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 9:24 am 
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External Drive Enclosures

Again

Can we say "take a workday's worth of mp3s to work and never have to copy them to the office pc" ?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:25 am 
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Smash them... They're not good for much, and as for transporting MP3s... You could just use CD's, USB keys, or *gasp* an actual MP3 player. Why screw around with a big bulky drive enclosure, especially for those slow drives? Oh, and if you do electronics projects like remote vehicles, the bearings come in handy...


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 9:33 pm 
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Donate them to someone who is poor and needs an extra HD for music.

Don't smash what might be gold to someone else.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 5:40 am 
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i have a bunch of those drives, i use them for folding machines, which dont need to be large.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 6:22 am 
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Precisely. If you don't want to use them yourself, give'em away. Take them down to a Sally Ann, and I can almost gaurantee they'll find a new home within the day.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 1:29 pm 
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US_Ranger wrote:
Don't smash what might be gold to someone else.


When you remove the bearing like I suggested, the HDD will no longer run, thus it is OK to smash.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 2:54 pm 
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A bit of a warning....

Although it would take a lot of work even if they were smashed, there are people that I've seen in my trash picking days that look for broken hard drives so they can recover the info off of them and see if they have any info they can use.

Before you smash them or donate them or whatever you do with them, do a format of the HD SEVERAL times to wipe as much info off of them as possible and then smash them or donate them or whatever.

You're probably thinking yeah right people would go to all of that trouble to do that? Let me also remind you identity theft is the largest growing crime in the world today.

Just my 2 cents...

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 5:23 pm 
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Well the harddrives are outta my first two PC's a LONG time ago, I think it was a Packard Bell 486DX2-66 lmao, remember those, lmao!!!! How the times have changed, and truthfully thinking back, thst wasn't ALL that far back!!! Maybe 10 years ago. That might seem like a long time ago to some people, but me, seems like just a few days ago...
I dont have ANYTHING on them. I was using one of them in MY older PC for music, and... well im not but 26, but when I was 16, 17 used it for hiding porn, lol.. (now-a-days though you cant get maybe 2 vids on that little space..lol) but now that I have 2-80GB Western Digitals, (Even though ALL 160GB are almost Used,... lol)(and I would like to add, not a single byte is used for porn... LMAO) they have been sitting in my drawer for about 3 years...
I have another harddrive I took apart about 4 years ago that I use to show people whats inside a harddrive, and how they work..

As far as I am concerned their trash, just taking up valuable drawer space.. I KNOW that none of you want them, but if you do e-mail me and if you pay for shipping you can have them. I might even have 4-6 more in the garage. lol...

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 6:44 pm 
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notebook hard drives? or desktop?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 6:59 pm 
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A Guy Named Joe wrote:
Although it would take a lot of work even if they were smashed, there are people that I've seen in my trash picking days that look for broken hard drives so they can recover the info off of them and see if they have any info they can use.


I remember reading an article somewhere not so long ago where a crew went out to the dumps and took all the HDDs from the discarded rigs, then resurrected all or most of the data off them with mininal effort. They came up with pr0n, credit cards and all sorts of personal info, then usually had enough data to call the owners and say "We picked up your old PC and this is what we found...."


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 7:08 pm 
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DESKTOPS....

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:16 pm 
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willah wrote:
Smash them...


exactly! my frineds and i smash the hard drives, take the magnets to school and them tape them to the monitors. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 5:35 pm 
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if you have extra drive bays, use em


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