Half-price Sistemas!

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Re: Half-price Sistemas!

Post by rinsemesocks » 14 April 12 11:56 am

Darn it, I was looking forward to using the sledgehammer.

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Re: Half-price Sistemas!

Post by caughtatwork » 14 April 12 12:00 pm

Well I don't but you can. Video of you doing it is required though.

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Re: Half-price Sistemas!

Post by TwoDrews » 14 April 12 3:24 pm

Pfft, I don't know how you people can sleep at night after supporting the petrochemical industry by buying all those sistema's that you're going to litter the pristine countryside with.

Me, I'm going to wait for my local pharmacy to collect film cans which I'll reuse and recycle into awesome caches that I'll gently place under naturally-grown sticks beside real trees.

So what if a little water gets in? At least it's natural and the basis of all life on this planet. Unlike some of the life-forms I've found sealed inside sistema's... :-"

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Re: Half-price Sistemas!

Post by quiet1_au » 14 April 12 3:38 pm

caughtatwork wrote:
rinsemesocks wrote:
quiet1_au wrote:
I also have a stockpile of old/dead harddrives to dissect for magnets, and a collection of other sorts of tins...
So how powerful are the magnets in the hard drives and is it worthwhile dissecting them. I have a few old drives sitting around as well.
Very and yes.
Agreed - and it seems the more expensive/faster the harddrive the stronger the magnet. Laptop drives have thin small magnets, desktop drives vary with a few having only one but most have paired magnets, strong. Server drives can have some serious magnets in the - some require leverage to separate and can be a pinch injury risk - be careful and keep your fingers clear! 8)

Of course, don't open any drive you want to read data from again... :lol:


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Re: Half-price Sistemas!

Post by quiet1_au » 14 April 12 3:46 pm

rinsemesocks wrote:I guess it is time to look it up on YouTube on how to do it, as I assume you don't use a sledgehammer.
You're likely to need some Torx bits, but some of the old drives have only Phillips heads. The cover is usually removable by several screws, occasionally aluminium sealing tape around the edges, and sometimes you need to remove the electronics board. Once you're inside there's only a few screws you will need to remove to remove the magnets.

Beware of laptop drive platters - although the regular desktop ones are made of sturdy aluminium, the few laptop drives I've pulled apart seem to have glass/ceramic platters which will shatter big time sending shards all over the place. Good for data destruction, not so good for the drive dissecter - beware! :!:


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Re: Half-price Sistemas!

Post by CraigRat » 14 April 12 4:29 pm

And don't get your fingers between two HDD magnets....ouch.

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Re: Half-price Sistemas!

Post by Huurtle » 15 April 12 9:06 pm

SA has them on special as well. Bought 2x 6 packs for $7.49 which makes it even cheaper to buy than individually!
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Re: Half-price Sistemas!

Post by 2max » 20 April 12 12:01 pm

Woolies have a few Sistema's half price this week (starting Wed 18th April).

I didn't check them all out to see which ones, but there were 7 or 8 sizes on special in my local store here in Gippsland. I grabbed some 1litre boxes, which at half price were pretty good value. :)

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Re: Half-price Sistemas!

Post by 2max » 20 April 12 12:07 pm

And re the HDD magnets: 'How To' video's...? Torx.. bits...? :shock: So there is an easier way?? Sheesh... my way wasn't far off the sledgehammer technique :P I'll have to look into these other things that you speak of.

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Re: Half-price Sistemas!

Post by nellc » 20 April 12 8:10 pm

Half price at Woolworths this week!

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Re: Half-price Sistemas!

Post by budgietas » 20 April 12 9:11 pm

Just bought half a dozen 2 litre sistema for $2.99 each at woolworths. Bargain!!!

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