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I have roughly 200 drives that I purchased a few years ago as large secondary backup for my websites,  the websites of friends, and other assorted ventures. They spent their life in a toasty Supermicro case(s) and now have between 60-80k hours on them.

 

Could these still go for $5-10 a piece as cold storage for others or should I junk them?

 

Exact model is "Deskstar 7K500."

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I don't know about anyone else, but i think they would probably be good for backup storage. I still have some old IDE drives I spam my important info to for backups. I don't use up much space, but having the number of working motherboards with native IDE decrease as years go on makes something like this a very attractive option. I like the idea of keeping old hardware serviceable and occasionally starting it up for backup purposes. Certainly a better deal than some of the cheap used drives from places like Newegg that can be hit or miss.
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I don't know about anyone else, but i think they would probably be good for backup storage. I still have some old IDE drives I spam my important info to for backups. I don't use up much space, but having the number of working motherboards with native IDE decrease as years go on makes something like this a very attractive option. I like the idea of keeping old hardware serviceable and occasionally starting it up for backup purposes. Certainly a better deal than some of the cheap used drives from places like Newegg that can be hit or miss.

That was my thought too. Especially if you were to use something like Z2 or Z3 on them. I have however moved to tape.

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