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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:10 am 

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I recently purchased a bulk lot of boards, and am having trouble telling which are cd/dvd and which are HD. Only had to pay $1.50/lb so not overly worried on which way they would fall, but want to learn to spot the difference for future transactions. Would I be right is saying that the top and bottom left are from 3.5 floppy?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:43 am 
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well, none of these are floppy disk controllers. I'm not sure I have any still laying around to even photograph at the moment.

CD/HDD is a bit tricker. I've got an idea though so check back in about 30 minutes.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:55 am 
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Here’s a spread for you


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:49 am 

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Here is a floppy board I just scrapped. It had this floppy in it. It came from a priest who was having relations with women in his congregation. The letters may be love letters, but I have no way of reading a floppy at the moment.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:29 am 

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mncopy,

Out of curiosity, what does a priest, his possible relationship with women in his congregation and the possibility of love letters on a floppy disk have to do with scrapping?

Please understand, that as a scrapper, you could receive numerous hard drives, floppy drives etc with media in it that contains personal information. Information that is none of your business unless the party giving you their equipment has expressly requested you get information from those devices which they cannot.

While I've only been doing this for a short time, I've met people interested in giving me their old electronic equipment to scrap that were leery about the possibility of personal information being extracted and shared. I ensure them, all hard drive platters and any other media are destroyed. It is with some reluctance I'm given their equipment and yet I've gained their trust and in doing so am rewarded with future boxes of gear I'm given to scrap from them.

In addition, if you should decide to go further with your endeavor in the scrapping business, many companies may require you to show proof of your ability to destroy media which will contain sensitive business information as well as personal information about individuals before handing over to you their gear to scrap. I've already run into to this.

Please, don't read what is on this individual's floppy drive. In fact, contact him if you can and return it to him. You may earn a loyal customer that will in turn, reward you with future business.

I'm not coming down on you or giving you a hard time. Just trying to apprise you of the business you're getting into. Treat your customers with respect and they will certainly do so to you.

Enjoy,

RustyFuryIII


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:30 am 

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It was a joke. I am fully aware of the points you made.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:41 pm 
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Both have a point. But the Internet is forever. Best not to even joke about that stuff. There’s enough people out there worried about this stuff to begin with. Let’s not give them any extra fuel to burn.

Thanks for posting a floppy drive though. I have a few usb floppy drives (and a drive emulator for ATA ports) and I use them exclusively now for floppy work. Actual internal floppy drives run around $10+ used when working. And very few I’ve come across ever were totally dead.
Even the Lisa Twiggy drive, for all its flaws, keeps on ticking.
There’s little reason to not test, fix, and resell a floppy drive.
The two failures I see most often are head alignment (on 5.25 and 8” drives, and a shield stuck inside smaller 3.5 and sub drives.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:27 am 

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Thank you Lost for the photos! I never thought about checking for the extra pins. All the boards I posted turn out to be HDD boards. As an extra check I googled the numbers on them.


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