What can you do with old external hard drives?

If you’re ready to throw your old external hard drive away, don’t just dump it in the trash. Contact your local waste management company for more information on where and how you can safely dispose of your old drive. Some electronic stores will also accept old electronics and safely dispose of them for you.

Are old hard drives worth anything?

An old hard drive will only fetch a fraction of its purchase price if you try to sell it, but it still can have some value to you if you keep it around. The increased failure rates and lower-performing tech on an older hard drive gives it little monetary value. However, the hard drive can have a second life.