What to do with 4x250GB Hitachi drives?

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What to do with 4x250GB Hitachi drives?

Postby pstrasma » Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:50 pm

So I'm quickly consuming what's left of my original cheapo 4x250GB configuration. Any suggestions on what to do with the old drives when I upgrade?
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Re: What to do with 4x250GB Hitachi drives?

Postby Grievous » Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:57 am

1. Gift them out as paperweights

2. Use them as targets for a high powered rifle http://www.viddler.com/explore/HardOCP/videos/32/

3. Or, if the drives are still in good shape, use them as a backup solution. Say you have some important documents that don't get updated very often, stick one of the drives in a USB chassis, backup your data to it and drop it in a safety deposit box in a bank, or simply keep the data in separate locations in the event a disaster occurred.

While #2 might be fun, #3 does make practical use of older smaller capacity drives while providing your data some additional security.
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Re: What to do with 4x250GB Hitachi drives?

Postby sparky » Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:00 pm

I think you should pave your driveway with them.

Add a new meaning to the term hard drive.
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