Windows 10: Hording Useless PC Parts

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  1.    4 Weeks Ago #1

    Hording Useless PC Parts


    I was in high tech work since 1960, analog back then, and digital since before 1968. Started building or buying PCs from then mid-1970ís and continued until the present. Like many users I horde parts for some strange reason and have several hard drives from 80G to 300G laying around that I will never use; so am at a loss to what to do with them. Funny, huh? Guess the best thing to do is to throw them in the trash. Why do we horde junk?
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  2.    4 Weeks Ago #2

    dustymars said: View Post
    I was in high tech work since 1960, analog back then, and digitalsince before 1968. Started building or buyingPCs from then mid-1970ís and continued until the present. Like many users Ihorde parts for some strange reason and have several hard drives from 80G to300G laying around that I will never use; so am at a loss to what to do with them.Funny, huh? Guess the best thing to dois to throw them in the trash. Why do wehorde junk?
    That's what I did. I have old video cards, IDE cables, modems, etc. I started dumping stuff a few years ago. I have been repairing computers since 2005.
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  3.    4 Weeks Ago #3

    debsawyer, not sure why I started hording parts, but it's kind of a habit. I'm getting old so that may be it
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  4.    4 Weeks Ago #4

    I have 8080 Mb 5 1/4 floppies 20 meg HDs and loads more often they are worth loads of money as firms run old systems and cant get old parts
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  5.    4 Weeks Ago #5

    Old hard drives have good magnets...take them apart, keep the magnets, mount the magnets to a wall and hang your tools from them. Or keep a door close that will not stay shut. That's what I use them for...
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       4 Weeks Ago #6

    I use the hard drive magnets as fridge magnet's, It's amazing how powerful they are.
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  7.    4 Weeks Ago #7

    +1 on the magnets-- they're excellent!
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  •    4 Weeks Ago #8

    I'm not sure if they are still doing it but if you post your disk (plus .69 cents) to this guy he'll shoot it with a big rifle.

    WTB your broken SSDs because SCIENCE! | [H]ard|Forum

    More fun than throwing them in the trash but you'd be losing money each time - especially if it became a habit and you had to buy drives specifically for this purpose.

    Personally I hoard stuff on the off chance it will be useful later. It never never is.
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  •    4 Weeks Ago #9

    Every now and than I collect (fancy word for hoard) enough parts to make another system and give it to somebody. For some 10 years I was servicing computers at home so I had a lot of (mostly un-servicable) parts stashed in the basement. One day I collected them all and sold for recycling, made some 300 Euro out of them.
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  •    4 Weeks Ago #10

    Guilty as charged.
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