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Maxtor hard drive dominos

IT departments traditionally dispose of outdated or damaged computer equipment through employee sales, charitable donations or trips to the local dump. Some however, go beyond these normal methods transforming dead computer hardware into works of art, clocks, and even garden fixtures.

The following TechRepublic galleries show decommissioned computers used as art, scale models, retail displays, targets and in a variety of other ways:

But this video was a new one for me. According to the creators of this video, 1320 Maxtor hard drives, with 660 terabytes of combined storage, where used to create this chain of hard drive dominos.

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