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Hard Drive Smashing - Winter 2015

Hard drive smash success!

On Feb 25, 2015 we had over 20 students, instructors, and staff smashed 234 hard drives and collected 152 other computer items for responsible eCycling. That's approximately 351 lbs of hard drives that were saved from the waste stream, and a whole lot of data that won't be available for identity theft. What a rewarding two hours!

Meet the machines

Here are the hard drive smashing machines, created by PCC's very own engineering students.

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