Preserving exposed platters from corrosion and fingerprints

From: Jeffrey S. Worley <>
Date: Sun Feb 23 11:03:01 2003

About ten years ago, my brother (also a tech) and I would take our
Saturdays to shoot the hell out of the dead hard drives we'd collected
during the week. I've written about this before. A bullet to a dead
Seagate is really poetic justice...

At any rate, Mike decided suddenly to make money on these dead drives
instead of shooting them. Not nearly as much fun though...

He would drive out the spindle, secure the platters, and insert a clock
mech where the spindle used to be. The outer disk platter made the
clock's 'face'. The look very cool. He called his 'hard time'. I told
him he ought to sell them by the megabyte...

The platters are very sensitive to fingerprints and other environmental
contact. What is a good, quick, and cheap way to treat the platters
before completing the clock that will seal and protect the platters
without yellowing or cracking?


Received on Sun Feb 23 2003 - 11:03:01 GMT

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