Recycling old HDD and floppy disks

  THE DAVE 23:06 14 May 2007
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Does anyone know of any use for old Hard Drives and floppy disks?
It seems a shame to throw them away after wiping them.
Thanks.

  Quiet Life 23:43 14 May 2007

There are two very powerful small magnets in the harddrives which children like to play with.

  Quiet Life 23:44 14 May 2007

There are two very powerful small magnets in the harddrives which children like to play with.

  phono 00:09 15 May 2007

"There are two very powerful small magnets in the harddrives which children like to play with."

I can't see the attraction in that particular approach.

  darkchap 09:26 15 May 2007

Out here in Aussie I use a lot of CD & DVD's in the backyard as mobiles just use fishing line and hang them off the trees,if you go after the magnets have a look at the disk in the hhd,make great reflectors for the sun

  jolorna 12:20 15 May 2007

if the drives are big enough and in good condition to be usefull use them in a caddy for storage instaed of using cd's or dvd's

  THE DAVE 22:53 15 May 2007

Useful tips there.
Thanks folks.
I had hoped they might be useful/saleable for the local charity shops.

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