"What are you going to do with the old computer or bits of now retired hardware? That old 802.11b wireless router will probably find a home in the garage as a "just in case" backup should the high-speed 802.11n unit ever fail, but what about the busted hard drive and the near-doorstop circa-1995 Pentium I computer?
It's a question we all face at one time or another, and in some cases we can find friends or family interested in working relics. Yet for most of us who'd rather not hang onto 30lb piles of obsolete computer junk, or assorted parts like a busted hard drive, it's tempting to just chuck it to the curb-side trash. Bad call."