What do you do with your old HDD when upgrading?

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  1. davidg4781 macrumors 68000

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    I have a 250GB I pulled from my MBP when I replaced it with a 750GB HDD.

    I'm not sure what to do with it though. For the past year or so it's been sitting in a USB enclosure in my MacBook bag. It has a fresh install of Lion, but that's it.

    What do y'all do with them? It's the original Apple one. I guess it may be good to keep a working install of OS X on it in case mine crashes an I need to boot it up for some reason.

    I also have a 1TB HDD I use for Time Machine, so that's covered.
     
  2. Zeov macrumors 6502a

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    i usually have some friends who might not have as much tech as i do, so i'd give it away to a friend :)
     
  3. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    If you're into a lot of media, you can never have enough storage. I use mine as an external.
     
  4. Voodoofreak macrumors regular

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    What iLog said. I buy a $10 USB casing and convert it into external storage. 4 hard-drives so far. :)
     
  5. nickandre21 macrumors 6502a

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  6. NewishMacGuy macrumors 6502a

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    I secure erase and sell on CL. Offsets the cost of new ones more than you'd think and demand is pretty decent.



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  7. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Good call...I've been thinking about upgrading to an SSD when prices drop a bit more (I'm not going back to 100/200 memory on my MBP) but the PS3/4 will be a perfect home for my current 750GB.
     
  8. lagisibuk macrumors 6502

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    No, buy a external enclosure and making it as a hdd external :p
     

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