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What to do with Old Installed HDD's

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#1 IdahoBiker


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Posted 11 March 2013 - 06:12 AM

I installed a Hybrid 2TB SSHD , it works Great No Complaints, Fast, so far In Gaming Faster than My Old RAID. I'm Booting Up Under 30 Seconds On Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit.

My Old SATA Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB (x 3), are Unplugged, They are still Formatted to Windows 7 Home Ed. 64-Bit, and RAID (Mirror/Stripe).

I'm Looking for Suggestions on what I can do with them? 

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:44 PM

I keep some of mine for archive purposes, the rest I just trash, after removing magnets :).  Magnets are made for refrigerators :)..



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 05:32 PM

I keep them up and running, formatted to use as extra storage, or keep them on a shelf for the purposes of diagnosing other peoples computers.



Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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