I decided to take the task of cleaning out my office closet. Big mistake.
All of these are items not in use.
8 WD Passport Drives (varying sizes)
4 WD MyBooks (varying sizes)
1 Drobo (4 Bay model) (contains 4 drives each of them 2TB WD Green Drives)
** Drobo is USB 2.0 and Firewire 800, actually I think everything listed is 2.0, most of the drives are a decade or more old.
1 very old Dell PowerEdge Tower Server with 2 Drives in the Garage (out of use since my college days)
caveat - back in 2013 - I had transitioned to a Synology NAS (DS1513+ 5 bay model). My plan is to upgrade that, but just waiting for the right price for the drives I want. Currently eyeing either the DS1821+ (8 bay model) or the RS1221+ (rack model). The 5 Bay will eventually become an additional backup.
Knowing all that…MPUers…What Would You Do With All This Stuff !?
The ideas presented to me so far by my non-techie social circle
- Take the device to a gun range and use for target practice
- Power drill through them and then toss in the garbage
- Hammer / nail / microwave - take apart into pieces and then garbage
- Wipe and sell them (assuming I can make more than $10 on these things)