Looking for broken hard drives

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by JesterJJZ, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

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    Anyone have any broken or non-working hard drives? I need a couple for a project I'm working on. I'd prefer large capacty one's 80 gig and up. I'll buy them. :D

    Or does anyone know where I can get some cheap?

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. dejo Moderator

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    I have a 250GB Maxtor (that came out of a LaCie Big Disk) that sounds like a jetplane when it gets power. How much you want for it?
     
  3. JesterJJZ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well the most I'd like to shell out for these is like $20 bucks...not sure how much broken drives are worth.
     
  4. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    I have a 30 GB and a 13 GB HD which are toast, but if you want larger ones that's cool. Not sure how much it would cost to ship to the US anyway, as it might make the whole thing cost-prohibitive. ;)
     
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    How 'bout you just pay shipping? It's not like it's of any use to me now.
     
  6. JesterJJZ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Indeed...trying to get these as cheap as possible.
     
  7. JesterJJZ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Sold! :D Do you have a paypal account?
     
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    I do. I'll PM it to ya.
     
  9. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Understood. It would be different if I were in the States, but being in Canada, costs would be too silly I think. Looks like you have a few prospects though already, so you should be fine. :)
     
  10. JesterJJZ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Great just lemme know how much you think it would be. It doesn't need superpadding or express shipping or anything. :D
     
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    I have a firewire 250gig drive that MAY still work. I dont actually know what is wrong with it. Its just been sitting next to my CPU for a few months

    Paypal me 30 bucks and its yours. Just tell me where to ship it.

    - Doc
     
  13. JesterJJZ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Deal. :D
     
  14. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    Just out of curiosity, what's this project you're working on?
     
  15. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Ripping sensitive data off dead hard drives and committing identity theft... :eek: ;) :D
     
  16. JesterJJZ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I am modifying the drives to use as stabilizers for my steadicam rig. Did some tests with some smaller drives and it was pretty good. These 250gig ones should be better. I will be adding more weight to the internal platters for more inertia.

    If you;ve ever picked up a bare drive thats running you'll notice that it gives some resistance.
     
  17. JesterJJZ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ok I'm on a roll...need one more...might as well try for another 250gig...anyone? :D
     
  18. excalibur313 macrumors 6502a

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    That is quite possibly the nerdiest thing I've ever heard. Great Job! :) I wish that I was that clever!
     
  19. JesterJJZ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    He He..I will have to post pictures when I'm done.
     
  20. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    I have an 80 GB one that is completely dead from my 15" PB ,
    iF you want it PM
     
  21. JesterJJZ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I appreciate it though I need 3.5" 7200rpm drives. I scored 2 250gig ones here. Gonna hold out for another 250 gig or more. Thanks though! :D
     

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