Uses for old hard disks? Tags: Hard Drives Storage Last response: October 23, 2009 1:56 PM in Storage Share Grammarian October 23, 2009 9:01:31 AM I have 4 or 5 old hard drives -- 20GB-40GB 4000rpm -- lying around. Is there anything useful that can be done with them, apart from throwing them at crows on the lawn? More about : hard disks IH8U October 23, 2009 9:15:40 AM Target practice maybe? or tear em apart, and use the platters as coasters. Then use the magnets for the fridge, or the garage to hold tools. richard tj October 23, 2009 9:20:30 AM Are they laptop or desktop HD's. At 4000rpm, they sound like laptop drive? Put them in an extenal USB powered caddy and use them as backups? Related resources Using old hard disks in new system - Forum Reading old IDE hard disks - Forum Two hard disks in a laptop - Forum Uses for old Computer - Forum Help me boot old windows from new hard disk - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer shubham1401 October 23, 2009 9:27:47 AM They may work as external drives. Like Pendrives(Though quite heavy...) Or sell them if someone takes... Even crows deserve more than 20GB mindless728 October 23, 2009 1:14:54 PM i like the tear them apart and use the platters for coasters idea Grammarian October 23, 2009 1:56:43 PM Fridge magnets and coasters... true technical genius at work The crows would have just eaten them anyway Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumCan i put two hard disks together in one pc Forumusing xp boot disks on new hard drive ForumUsing old hard drive as external. do you need to install an OS? ForumUse old hard drive as scratch disk ? ForumHow to use old hard drive on new build? ForumUsing an old hard drive with an old OS on a new computer ForumOld DVD-ROM drives cannot read burned disks ? ForumHard disk optimizing like the very old norton speeddisk ForumDifferences between hard drives and disks ForumI format the hard disk and install a new os. can i able to recover the old files ForumFirst SSD advice? ForumHard Drive Conundrum: What to keep!? Forum[Solved] SSD Question: How Much Space? ForumWindows xp hard drive limit ForumCan u put two Hard drives in dell fast pro More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !