Hard Drive Signal Mirrors

At Altitude Integrations, we do lots of Data Recovery.  When a hard drive fails, we wonder what we can make out of it.  Then the following thought occurred to us:

When you go into the back-country, it’s important to bring emergency equipment.  One of the simplest and most effective back-country safety devices is a signal mirror.  Here at Altitude Integrations, we all have a background in backpacking as well as IT.  We realized one day that hard drive platters make excellent signal mirrors.  Not only are you doing your part to keep them out of the landfill, you are also getting an affordable and effective signal mirror.  These mirrors have a hole in the middle to aim the direction of the reflection from the mirror.

If you want to find out more about how hard drives platters are manufactured, take a peek at this info.  Lightweight and shiny.  That’s what you need.

E-waste is a big problem in the world of IT.  We do our best to re-purpose as much of this material as possible in-house before we have to add it to the e-waste stream.  This is another one of our projects in that area.  This is better than recycling.  It’s re-using.

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