Now this is just plain cool and I want to know where I can buy one once I’ve won the lottery and bought a new house to put it in: The Hard Drive Table.
The Hard Drive Coffee Table top is an original 26” diameter hard drive platter from an early storage device (circa 1970). The center hub of the platter is solid aluminum. The custom-created pedestal is also solid aluminum; a cylinder measuring 5.9” in diameter and 18.5” in length. It has a machined top and bottom to fit into the hard drive hub and base, respectively. The base is a solid aluminum 12” diameter, 1.75” high round obtained from a now-defunct government laboratory. Four bolts are screwed into tapped holes in the pedestal in order to secure the hard drive platter and the pedestal is press-fit into the base. It is covered with standard 1/4” table glass. The completed design measures 19.5” high and weighs 64 pounds.
They don’t mention the storage capacity of this old platter, but it’s probably ridiculously low like 512K or something. They sure don’t make them like they used to, thankfully!