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Hard Drive Tear Down For Precious Metals! In Detail HD

March 6, 2017 Jon 18 Comments

Hard Drive Tear Down For Precious Metals! In Detail HD

Hard drive tear down in detail for gold, silver, palladium and aluminum.
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  1. sarno tec
    March 6, 2017 - 3:00 am

    who buys the magnets?

  2. Galaxy Kyoger AKA Adrian
    March 6, 2017 - 3:56 am

    This was the exact same hard drive I have

  3. Roy Albrecht
    March 6, 2017 - 4:39 am

    Good diction, short and simple focused content, IMO, not enough attention paid to weights, measures and dates denoting relative value with respect to metal content.       Rough cost benefit calculations, extemporaneous equipment needs, and various fluids as well as safety information could be supplied within dead silent time on the video…,   But overall…, great job…, thank you very much.  of various

  4. sealwarlock
    March 6, 2017 - 5:36 am

    ha ha total ret**ded now i just sold a pci card from 1994 for around 1,136.00 USD don't destroy old hardware keep it sell it to collectors more money

  5. Dan Kann
    March 6, 2017 - 6:35 am

    very informational for me, thank u

  6. Steve Whale
    March 6, 2017 - 7:17 am

    because silver oxidises in the atmosphere,
    and degrades the contact
    gold does not oxidise.

  7. Sulli11
    March 6, 2017 - 7:31 am

    Can you warp the plated disk into a 3 dimensional Parabola? Such a perfect mirror could be useful for a telescope or a sun ray.

  8. relm solister
    March 6, 2017 - 8:08 am


  9. MikeC19100
    March 6, 2017 - 8:43 am

    Nice video; very concise and informative. I have been able to remove the gold leaf at the end of HDD connectors using a sharp chisel to get it started and then use a pair of pliers to remove it. Then I cut the gold leaf portion off and add it to an ever-growing pile of similar connector wires. There are a couple videos on how to remove the plating using household chemicals, and some nasty stuff too, but it seems worth the effort if you can get enough collected to do a big batch.

  10. Bowtie Thirteentwenty
    March 6, 2017 - 8:44 am

    Good info Rob, thanks!

  11. mark layton
    March 6, 2017 - 9:35 am

    in England we speak English and say Aluminium ( al – you – min – eee – um )

  12. Ernie Kaiser
    March 6, 2017 - 10:32 am

    Great video!!

  13. dispatcher7007
    March 6, 2017 - 11:00 am

    Who pays even 15$ for 10 HD magnets??? Stop dreaming!

  14. Christina Gray
    March 6, 2017 - 11:16 am

    Thanx for taking the time to demonstrate and explain what to keep or not to keep. Seems like a nice little project to keep yourself busy and honest in between jobs.

  15. Geo
    March 6, 2017 - 12:11 pm

    Good work on the video. I've seen it before but didn't comment. I was browsing and came across it again and decided I would leave a comment this time.
    The thickness of the PGM coating on the disk is measured in microinches rather than microns. A micron is one millionth of a meter and a microinch is one millionth of an inch. 1 micron = 39.37 microinches. Gold plating is measured in microinches in the US. The symbol for micron is µ and the symbol for microinches is µin, so that would be 1µ = 39.37µin.
    Also, while I am not saying the gold on the wires isn't good gold, it is not pure. It is plated. The only pure gold I have ever found in electronics is the gold bonding wires in IC packages. That is pure gold.

  16. Derya Uhri߈
    March 6, 2017 - 12:39 pm


  17. A.G. M.
    March 6, 2017 - 12:40 pm

    Before getting too excited — be aware that gold is so malleable it can be impressed into glass and and be transparent while at the same time retaining its ability to reflect light. (Check out the Royal Bank of Canada headquarters, Toronto. ). Gold is sold by weight not square inches or by area. weight and not by square inches

  18. robert mawdesley
    March 6, 2017 - 12:43 pm

    dump ass thay use gold becoz its better and silver is crap

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