[Noisebridge-discuss] [dorkbotsf-blabber] Free Broken Hard Disks

Paul Makepeace paulm at paulm.com
Wed Nov 13 22:21:52 UTC 2013

Here's one idea,


On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 2:13 PM, Alex Buie <alex.buie at frozenfeline.net> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> $work (Internet Archive / archive.org) has a semi-large quantity of
> broken/failed hard disks in various states of (non)function. (Some of them
> still spin up, just have uncorrectable sectors, but most are completely
> totaled [head crash, broken motor, et al])
> Before we pay to have them e-cycled, I thought I'd post a message here to
> see if anyone was interested in taking some quantity (1 or 5 or 10 or more)
> of them to play with. They all still have the magnets in them, so they're a
> good source of high-strength fridge/workbench magnets, or the platters make
> neat source material for things. (It's also a cool project for anyone who
> wants to see what the inside of a HD looks like firsthand)
> They range in capacity from 2-4TB, but most are 3TB.
> We're in the Richmond district, at the corner of Funston and Clement. (one
> block northeast of Geary and Park Presidio)
> If you have any questions or are interested, please don't hesitate to email
> me. They're first-come, first-serve.
> Alex
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