About to dump a bunch of Compaq SCSI disk caddies (and disks)

Maciej W. Rozycki macro at linux-mips.org
Thu Jul 9 21:16:04 CDT 2020

On Wed, 8 Jul 2020, Peter Corlett via cctalk wrote:

> > If I needed one of those drives, I'd be willing to pay $1 / GB plus shipping
> > and handling if they were known to be good. (If I needed them) I would buy
> > them sight unseen if you ran SpinRite level 2 on the drives and said they
> > passed.
> As a guideline, PostNL quote €18.20 (≈USD20.50) for its single grade of packet
> post to "world". The 2kg weight limit is good for two or three typical 3.5"
> hard disks of around 700g each. It's cheaper to the rest of Europe (and UK) but
> the 2kg limit remains for anywhere outside the Netherlands. For more than 2kg,
> you're looking at expensive couriers and the price to the USA quickly rockets.

 FYI, DHL has interesting flat-rate offers for consumers across at least 
some European countries, e.g. taking your example of shipping from the 
Netherlands to the UK the rates are €10.00/€15.00/€20.00/€26.00 for a 
chunky parcel of up to 2kg/5kg/10kg/20kg respectively.  More details and 
other destinations at: <https://my.dhlparcel.nl/pwa/shipment/package>.  
For the US destination this does indeed look somewhat less attractive 

 Please note DHL operates country-specific sites and offers vary between 
countries; look for "Document & Parcel Shipping".



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