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How to reuse your old hard drive

By learninmypc
Dec 14, 2013
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  1. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,623   +320

    Cool vid. I just open mine up to get at the magnets. They are strong enough (especially in old drives I've found) to hang some pretty heavy things on your fridge.

    Also, in the vid she said the platters are aluminum or ceramic... I had a hd fail spectacularly once and it ran all weekend with the head grinding on a platter, when I opened it up the metal coating on the platter was scraped away for the last inch and the platter was glass.
     
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,302   +238

    I guess I need to find the tools to get into one of my old ones, sounds like fun.:D
     
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,623   +320

    Worst case, drill out the screws.
     
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  4. bobcat

    bobcat TechSpot Paladin Posts: 688   +67

    The magnets and the chimes seem the most practicable ones for a less accomplished do-it-yourselfer.
     
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,302   +238

    Its got me too interested now. :)
     
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,090   +1,519

    Nice to know I'm not the only one, to use those magnets on the fridge. I have fun telling people to pull the magnets off the fridge, without sliding it off the edge. It is funny watching them try without breaking a fingernail. hahaha

    If you don't have any old hard drives to dismantle, maybe you have hundreds of old wrenches.

    Wrench Sculpture
    [​IMG]
     
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  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,302   +238

    Ok, I have a Maxtor Harddrive with star shaped type screws. I tried uploading a pic of it, but it said it was too big.
    I just want to see what kind of magnets are inside in any.
     
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,090   +1,519

  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,302   +238



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