I stripped one down recently to get the Neodymium magnet to try and restore some magnets here...
The mega shiny platter is above my desk and I use it to see who is standing behind me :)
thanks for that.
I too dismantle for magnets, yet to use any but it seems a waste to throw away!
Teenage son loves dismantling HDDs. The magnets from a busted server drive are particularly powerful... near impossible to part!