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Would you use a HD you found in a dumpster computer?

Would you use a HD you found in a dumpster computer?

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  1. My first-ever computer was built from parts I scavenged out of dumpsters. To be fair, though, it didn’t have a hard drive.

  2. Everything SATA1 and above – yes, would use. As a backup of a backup’s backup 🙂

    Never enough of backups

  3. I’ve found old Sky TV boxes to be reliable sources of 500GB Seagate Pipeline HD .2 drives in good condition.

  4. I found 2 computers next to a dumpster outside of work. they each had a 3.5 200 Gb, hooked it up to my stand-alone diagnostic computer (Crappy old Netbook loaded with diagnostic software) and about shit my pants. Coppys of driver’s licence, personal checks, and all the personal information of all the cliants for the martial arts/dojo next door.

    I took the drives back and returned them to the owner. She and the guy next to her went sheet whight when they realized how badly that had F-up just throwing them in the trash.

  5. Pulled an 8TB WD Red literally out of a dumpster early this year. Nothing wrong with it except a bad solder joint on the SATA connector. It’s been running fine ever since. So I’d say if it sounds healthy, the SMART data checks out and it doesn’t have too many hours on it then it’s fine fine to use for less important stuff/stuff you have a backup of. In fact, thinking about it, almost all of the drives I own have been pulled out of old computers that were in the trash, haven’t had an issue (with the ones that sounded fine and reported as healthy).

  6. Of course.

    I once found a computer whose owner mangled the motherboard by prying components off with what I imagine was a screwdriver, clipped every cable including power supply, snapped the ram sticks, poked holes in the CPU after *ripping* off the CPU cooler. Hard drive? Fully intact and holding their tax, insurance, work, and health records going back nearly a decade.

    Anecdote aside, run a health check on the drive to see in what operation it is. I’m always curious what other people put in their machines so it’s usually a treasure find inside of a treasure find. Sometimes you find multimedia you’ve never heard of. Pictures of people and their lives, a time capsule, etc.

  7. The dedicated retro-PC enthusiast will want a period-accurate IDE hard drive.

    I have several IDE drives dating from the time I first built a computer from out of scraps 12 years ago.

  8. *fingers crossed for it being that hdd thrown away containing 7,500 bitcoins*

  9. A company had an “old IT garage sale”. Got a drive obviously from HR with lots of files but one was an Excel sheet with all employees addresses, socials, salaries, everything. It wasn’t even wiped or deleted.

  10. Yes. Of course. I use a lot of old, used drives.

    I also have full data duplication at all times, as well as parity checking. So any drive that fails just gets tossed in the trash and files are automatically reduplicated.

    It’s really nice when you can just stop worrying about drive failures at all. No array rebuilding, no concerns about matching drive sizes or even replacing failed drives (unless storage space is an issue).

  11. For archiving? No. For something to throw unimportant files like wallpapers or free and easily accessible games on? Sure, why not?

  12. Hell yeah I would. I’d put it in an external housing, mount it to a linux box and take a good look at the contents. Pull anything interesting then wipe it.

  13. I had two 80gb IDE drives sitting around and a board that still had an idea port.

    So I set up a dual boot, one drive windows and one Linux.

    Then I realized it was pointless.

  14. Wouldn’t hook it up to my good computer. But I wouldn’t be able to sleep until I found out what is on it ….

  15. Put a clear cover on it and run random seek tests. Techy executive toy!

  16. I’d stick it in an old system or dock to snoop around but who knows what its been through or how long it has left. I don’t see why someone would spoof drive stats for a dumpster pc hdd but can you really trust it not to be tinkered with.

  17. And this is why I don’t work on people’s personal PCs.

    And work for a company that this is something you don’t get in grief for reporting.

    https://stlawyers.ca/blog-news/it-staff-fired-after-explicit-photos-found-on-presidents-computer/

  18. I’d use it if it were 30gb or less. My old socket 7 motherboard only supports 30 or less. I only have an 80gb ide drive. Lol

  19. In an array sure, standalone no. But with something as small as 80GB I don’t think it’s worth it.

  20. I’ve done it before, lot’s of personal information from previous owner so I wiped it. Got everything but the CPU from the same companies dumpster

  21. I have a 1.5TB dumpster drive running as backup 1 of 2 for all of my cloud accounts connected to my Synology

  22. I’d pop the cover and set it in my desk as a conversation piece.

  23. I would use it and make backups of it as i always do with all my important drives

  24. I’d plug it in to see if it had an easily crackable bitcoin wallet.

  25. You could possibly get a good stepper motor or magnet out of it.

  26. I have like 6-7 old dumpster found HDs and 3-4 dumpster found computers that kinda work, like they do work but not smoothly or efficienctly or silently enough to use them on a daily basis, but as test machines they work fine, I have even made a setup for school with one of the pcs with mikrotik and a NIC and the other two pcs with old windows server and windows 98 and they worked fine, I was like “wtf? Why this works?”

  27. I spend boring weekends tearing drives apart and harvesting the magnets. They are crazy strong.

  28. [Recycle that bad boy with us and we’ll hook you up with a coupon for our store](https://shop.westerndigital.com/campaign/landing/easy-recycle).

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  29. Would and did. I still have the worthless 150Gb drive that i got from a curb find Dell.

  30. I once found a 64GB SSD at a thrift store. It was owned by a drafter who had submitted a patent for a perpetual energy device.

    He also apparently liked asian women.

  31. I tried just for shit and giggles, but the drive died. T’was a 160 gigs Samsung

  32. Yes. It would probably make a good doorstop. Or I could chuck it at someone I don’t like.

  33. I bought an old windows 95 Packard Bell at a garage sale a few years ago. It had been stored away for like 15 years and it’s 6GB HDD managed to boot up after about 10 minutes. It was full of recipes and love letters from (I assume) the people I bought it off of.

  34. I would probably hook it up to see whats on it and if there is any interesting data worth copying. It’s a bit like treasure hunting or storage wars. Might be like a box of chocolate, you never know what you would find.

    Wouldn’t use this HD in any kind of solution just due to the reliability or electricity cost alone.

  35. Not at only 80GB. I have more storage on my Nintendo Switch than that 3.5″ drive holds in total.