I need to clean house. I have too many old hard drives sitting around the house. No one needs more than 8 of them sitting around loose. Ever. I think I'm moving up on an even dozen.
I've been collecting them for years. Buy a few of them at a store that deals in second hand computer parts here... pick a few of them being thrown out at Company O. there. You'd be amazed what you can get for less than $50 in hard drives when you don't necessarily need the latest generation of stuff.
I just got two more about 10 days ago. They are 36GB in size and cost $30 each. Windows XP needed some more space. I also needed a dedicated 10GB of disk space so I can rip lots of CDs (that I own, thank you very much) and mirror the music on my iPod. One became my new main hard drive, and the other is used to back up the main drive. The extra elbow room has been great... I like being able to have most of the Led Zepplin catalog on my computer and iPod at the same time.
Of course, that kicked two more 4GB drives out of my system (one as a data drive, and the other as backup) and into the pool that are sitting around. I also just found four more 36GB drives identical to the ones I bought in a dumpster at work... discarded during a recent move of some staff between buildings at work.
I have to find a place that recycles this stuff, I guess. I don't want them to be put in a landfill in Africa or Southeast Asia. I also don't want them to fall into the hands of people involved in identity theft. I don't think there is anything too critical on them... but you never know.
I just don't want to be buried one day soon under an avalanche of used hard drives.
on 2005-11-01 at 10:04 p.m.
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