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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:39 pm 

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Hey does anyone know what to do with the old 3.5inch disk drives??? I have quite a few and I do not see a listing on boardsort buying them. I know that they are "quite old tech" but am in a pretty rural area so am seeing them on old puters.

Any ideas???


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:58 pm 

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I break them down since it's just a dozen screws or so in all.
You get aluminum steel copper some wire and a motor.
Some yards buy them whole as aluminium motor, cbm 2, or al 3


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:50 am 

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board sort buys them as CD/Disk/Floppy Drives IF the board is still on them... otherwise them buy them as shred material (which is probably less than a penny a pound right now).

You are better off taking the board off and sending that in and taking the rest of the drive to a local scrap yard.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:04 pm 
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The controller board on a 3.5" floppy drive will go as peripheral grade as long as the gold pins are intact on it. Remove the pins and the board goes down to low grade.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:52 am 

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I'm new to the board, and a little late on this discussion.... Just not quite clear if the board in floppy drive goes with cd drive boards or peripherals?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:21 pm 

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Boards from 3.5" drives are always peripheral if the gold pins are intact.

5.25" boards will be peripheral on the low end or cd/dvd controller on the high side. Depending on the board at hand.

8" drive boards are always going to be telco


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:05 pm 

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thank you. that clears it up. will make a note on my peripheral board box to remember. happy scrapping!


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