- 18 months ago
I started upgrading/building PC's back in the 90's and have a backlog of old hard drives. I figured one day I'd get around to hooking them up with an adapter, pull any old data, then wipe them and maybe reuse them. "One day" came last week and two of those oldies, an old Maxtor 500MB and a Quantum Fireball 40GB, came up short. Neither was detected by way of the adapter even though they powered up when connected. Oh well. So what now? I thought maybe I'd take a sledgehammer to them, or maybe head out to the gun range and use them for target practice.
BTW, the other six HDD's in my collection are alive and well. Found some old photos and things that I retrieved. Cleared the partitions and reformatted them so now I have a mish-mash of hard drive storage.
Ideas on how to dispose of the non-working ones?
Anybody? Anybody? Bueller...?