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    Data Destruction: Recover Neodymium Supermagnets by Disassembling Old Disk Drives

    I like to disassemble spinning hard drives to destroy the data. My true motive is to salvage the neodymium "supermagnets" from inside those drives. Nearly all spinning hard drives have two flat, crescent-shaped, neodymium magnets inside. They are useful for crafts, projects, repairs, tools, etc...