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# 100425 11-Apr-2012 14:32
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Just going through cleaning out some of the old junk I've collected over the years, and among other things I've got 7 Seagate 200gb drives in varying states of failure - mostly bad sectors or they stop responding once they warm up. Also an old old IDE 3.2gb (yes 3.2gb) drive that actually tests 100% OK.

The question is - does anyone know of any data recovery companies etc that would buy failing drives for spare parts (ie: pcb, motor/spindle, heads, etc).

I know there are a few companies overseas that sell the logic boards for data recovery purposes, but does anyone know of anywhere more local that might be interested? They're value is negligable, but if i can get a couple of dollars for a drive I'd prefer that to binning it and getting nothing.


Note: This is a request for my own personal drives, not related to who I work for or customer drives.

Thanks.
Jp.




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  # 607854 11-Apr-2012 14:40
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I wouldn't think so, there might be a few people wanting them for HDD speakers though

But the market for replacement HDD parts, especially older ones, is pretty slim eh




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  # 607900 11-Apr-2012 15:19
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on TV& prog " Big ideas for small Planet" - a guy was using them as a base for lamps with wine bottles as the trunk

BTW - the HDD speakers seem really cool -  must give a go

 
 
 
 


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  # 607912 11-Apr-2012 15:31
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D1023319: on TV& prog " Big ideas for small Planet" - a guy was using them as a base for lamps with wine bottles as the trunk

BTW - the HDD speakers seem really cool -  must give a go


Definitely a good thing to give a go :)

I'm thinking of using a few old HDDs/server drives and making a few speakers

Good idea about the lamp bases too, might make myself a new geek cave 




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  # 615102 25-Apr-2012 19:00
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How do you make speakers from HDD's?

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  # 620747 7-May-2012 06:23
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think the HDD's are just cosmetic

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