just got a bad laptop hard drive from the place i work at, and in an effort to turn it into a mirror (the platers are really really reflective) i took the top off. unfortunately, this wasn't a very easy process, and i got some fingerprints on it (fingerprints on hard drive platters really really stick out). after cleaning 'em off with windex, i looked around for ziplock bag to put it in. unfortunately, this reduced the visibility of the hard drive platter significantly. using saran wrap, however, has proved quite effective! it protects the platters from fingerprints and doesn't reduce the reflectivity!
I have dorky fun with my previous harddrive by plugging the power lead up to it and listening to it start.
But other then that I treat all harddrives with care as they can be really useful for tempory space or for an extra computer. (unless they don't work)
Then again, all four computers in my house have two hard drives so I guess I don't have many spare.
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