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Hard Drives

Hard Drives are used to permanently store and retrieve data contents on a computer. It basically consists of one or more platinum-plated aluminum platters to which data is written using a magnetic head. In addition, it also contains magnetic actuator, motor and circuit boards. These components are normally enclosed in a stainless steel outer covering.

What Are Hard Drives?

Hard Drives are used to permanently store and retrieve data contents on a computer. It basically consists of one or more platinum-plated aluminum platters to which data is written using a magnetic head. In addition, it also contains magnetic actuator, motor and circuit boards. These components are normally enclosed in a stainless steel outer covering.

Hard Drives Price

The circuit boards in Hard Drives contain traces of precious metals such as gold and palladium. These boards fall under premium grade of circuit board, when scrapped. They are worth more than Computer Motherboards due to the higher density of precious metals in its packing.

The scrap price of Hard Drives depends on the market rate of gold and other precious metals including silver, platinum and palladium. The variation in precious metal prices often results in scrap yards quoting different rates from time to time.

The table below provides Hard Drives export prices as of May 2017.

Region

Price

North America, US East Coast

$0.70 per Lb

US Midwest, US West Coast

$0.70 per Lb

Source : ScrapMonster

Please visit our Electronics Scrap Prices section to know about detailed electronics scrap export prices.

For the latest price of Hard Drives in various scrap yards, please visit our Scrap Yard Pricessection.

Where can we sell Hard Drives?

Not all scrap yards accept Hard Drives. It is always advised to take your scrap to a reputed dealer who pays you best rate. Also, make sure that data is completely erased out of your drive, before that are sold for scrap. Selling to authorized electronics recyclers ensures that your data is secure. Such recyclers assure that all your data on Hard Drives are wiped clean before they are destroyed and recycled. They even offer a certificate of destruction.

The following are some of the scrap yards in the US that accept Hard Drives.

  1. Relectronix, Monroe, Washington
  2. Gotti Recycling, Raleigh, North Carolina
  3. Greenways Recovery, Sykesville, Maryland
  4. eGreen-IT Solutions, Phoenix, Arizona

You may use our Scrap Yard Finderto search and find more scrap yards close to your location.

On our US Scrap Yard Directory, we provide a list of scrap yards in the US.

Similarly, the list of scrap yards in Canada is easily available in Scrap Yards in Canada.

Are you having large quantities of Hard Drives?

It would be worth your time to scrap Hard Drives as yards often offer good prices, especially when you have large quantity of the same. Scrap yards often offer free-of-cost on-site service whereby Hard Drives may be physically destroyed using safe and environment-friendly shredding techniques. This ensures that private data stored on Hard Drives cannot be recovered later, thus offering peace of mind to customers.

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