Discussion in 'techPowerUp! Club Forum' started by t_ski, May 6, 2011.
I like to use them for target practice myself, oddly satisfying.
I don't have any firearms powerful enough to penetrate them, without a gun license, and air rifle doesn't quite cut it.
i may take the pcb then use it for any modding project first
Out of curiosity, does the company require physical destruction or are the drives just worthless, or is that just the way you prefer? I always pull ram and hdds, as they are the most common replacements for private customers, and most business customers have been fine with a simple 0 write, rather than having to destroy anything physical.
They require physical destruction, but all the ones I've destroyed are worthless ancient 160/250GB drives.
save the magnets
Why the RAM if is volatile?
If you were close in the US, I'd lend my 7.62x54R sniper rifle. It would punch through all of those drives in a single shot.
That being said, if your air rifle is ~1350FPS or more and you're willing to modify some pellets, flechette pellets and nail pellets work great against HDDs.
My point was I don't destroy ram, only hard drives when required (or ancient as in rcoon's case)
I'll +1 that and I would let him feed them to one of these and record the mayhem:
I have access to several of them in my area
We have a similar one at my work It was cheaper to buy one and recycle the shredded material than to pay a vendor to securely destroy them for us.
All out of one old smoker cat lady computer. This was after I tapped most of the dirt off outside with the sides off.
Bonus pic of dead hard disk, nothing from inside the PC though.
why not microwave them? should be faster.
I would use them for raiding or something. I don't like destroying drives ever.
Even 10gb ones lol?
These are from his school I think
They're very very very old 250GB drives. There's only so many sata ports on a motherboard, and 250GB drives are barely large enough to warrant any kind of RAID.
well if is hasnt got any bad sectors and still works it can be used for something.
8 x 250/238gb drives = 1856 gb
let say 60 mb read per drive would equal 480 mb read on a raid
I thought that too until I realized I had like 150 PCI NIC's. I ended up tossing most of them, though I did save some for solder practice.
Why would I waste 8 Sata ports on 250GB drives? We replaced all drives with SSD's in the workplace except for the file servers which use huge enterprise storage drives. HDD's have had their time, I have no intention of running such small sized drives and filling up my PC with 8 drives, when I can obtain that kind of space with two (and arguably use less power).
I already offered out 150 of them free to the UK TPU users, shipped some out and sat on the rest for about 3 months. Nobody wanted them, so in the bin they went.
It's just not practical.
they have gold platting on them
I have like 10 drives in my system lol. If only I was in UK.
You could try to ebay them as a lot maybe.
I see what you mean though.
Indeed. A better, more profitable way, of spending my time is just sitting down and waiting for the inevitable end times.
I would've taken them if you were in canada I've got a Nas server with a huuge shortage of storage, and about 7 sata ports free
from HP Compaq dc7600, i bought it and for pc from XP era the dust looks not too bad
but anyway, i really love the case. its pretty solid and heavy like a tank
This is my brothers laptop. He lives in the mountains in Tahoe. He sends me this everytime he needs it formatted due to viruses and malware. He has a new laptop but like this one.
Its an Old Dell D600 and its about 12 years old or more. I'm amassed it still works. Its filthy and smells like a campfire
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