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So I have about 13 dead IDE hard drives. Any ideas what use I can make of them?

I've used one as a paper weight to hold down my network switch 👍.

@adamsdesk I'm presuming these don't have significant storage (or even work?)

I've made coasters out of decommissioned hard disk platters in the past. Some of which (in theory) still have potentially sensitive data on them.

@saramg The drives are dead. I thought of coasters but than thought not overly practical with a hole in the middle unless I some how filled that. Thanks for the suggestion and to think of the potential sensitive data.

@adamsdesk I saw "13 dead IDE hard drives" and I thought "13 scavenged lasers? Laser security grid? DIY laser engraver? Possibly dangerous toy for 13 cats?"

@thatmustbewrong Yes I do plan at minimum taking the magnets. Those are priceless to me.

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