When do you throw out a HDD?

  Electronic_Eric 23:33 17 Mar 2013

At what point do you throw a HDD out? I have a few lying around and can't decide on whether i should throw them in the bin or keep them around.

  spuds 12:48 18 Mar 2013

Chronus the 2nd

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  Chronos the 2nd 15:46 18 Mar 2013

Sorry.The link is in the marketplace part of the forum which only becomes visible to members after gaining rep and posting a certain number of post.

I'll see if I can copy them.

  Chronos the 2nd 15:59 18 Mar 2013

Try this Flickr:

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:09 18 Mar 2013

Have a set of IDE driveson my desk at the moment 4,8,10,15,40G IDE all empty

A 30G with PC linux OS on it

A 40G with XP set up for my IBM desktop (replaced by a 120G)

and a 120G with a copy of my work files backed up to it (even though these same files are backed up on two different SATA drives)

Just can't bear to throw away anything that still works :0)

  lotvic 16:24 18 Mar 2013

wee eddie, "best way that I have heard, is to crush it in a vice"

now why that never occurred to me I'll never know.... thanks, have got a clunky old 20GB one awaiting destruction so will get on with it. Don't laugh (too loud), in past have put one in the vice to hold it still whilst ... (you can guess the rest)

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