[rescue] Shedding a 10 foot stack of Dell PIII servers

Lincoln Fessenden linc at lincgeek.org
Sun Aug 19 10:57:11 CDT 2012

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On Sun, Aug 19, 2012 at 10:30:04AM -0400, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> I'm about to recycle an aproximate 10 foot tall stack of PIII servers,
> but before I do, is there any reason to do things like pull the RAM,
> CPU or HDs?
> The systems were bought a surplus years ago and wound up occupying a
> corner of my garage I haven't had a need fr until now. They are still
> clean, and I suspect most are fully functional (I tested them upon
> purcase, but not since). There is no fear of data loss if the HDs fell
> into the wrong hands - I have no data on them.
> I have seen scrap metal buyers that pay "top dollar" for things like
> CPUs and RAM based on the minerals they can extract from them - is
> this something I should consider a worth-while investment of my time?
> I am selling off my scrap servers for 17 cents a pound, by taking the
> RAM/CPUs out I can't imagine that will impact that "payday" (which
> will likely cover gas plus lunch that day ;^).
> If anyone potentially interested in parts from these machines, I'd be
> happy to list the model numbers in the stack (all Dell), including
> several FC-AL trays with small 9 gig drives (from memory) - just let
> me know if you want me to post a list.
> Thanks,
> Lionel
> -- 
> Lionel Peterson
> lionel4287 at gmail.com
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