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Windows 7: Recycling old hard drives


23 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Recycling old hard drives

After upgrading, I've found that I have 7 IDE hard drives ranging in size from 1 GB (!!!) to 200 GB. I'd like to get rid of them all. Is there a free reliable recylcing service out there. I've already wiped them clean (except for the 1 GB drive which won't spin up. It's from 1994).


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23 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Joke presents. or nice present for the 200gb.
Best way to get rid of stuff that you no longer want, but you cannot throw in the trash.
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23 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

rip apart the 1gb one and take out the magnet that moves the arm. It is a rare earth magnet, and is extremely strong - very useful for hanging things up and the like.
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23 Dec 2009   #4

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Or, you could send the larger ones to me. I have plenty of empty drive bays and would use them as separate storage (if they are still good).
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23 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Or, you could send the larger ones to me. I have plenty of empty drive bays and would use them as separate storage (if they are still good).
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23 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64(desktop), Windows 7 Professional x86(laptop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by antt View Post
rip apart the 1gb one and take out the magnet that moves the arm. It is a rare earth magnet, and is extremely strong - very useful for hanging things up and the like.
Thats a good idea. If you can't think of anything else to do with them, do that to all under about 100GB, anything above that, keep or sell.
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23 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by antt View Post
rip apart the 1gb one and take out the magnet that moves the arm. It is a rare earth magnet, and is extremely strong - very useful for hanging things up and the like.
Just make sure you keep it away from your computor.

Smitty
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23 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64(desktop), Windows 7 Professional x86(laptop)
 
 

Stick it behind someones screen as a joke.
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