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Reusing your current HDDs seems like a good example of "think globally, act locally" in dealing with the consequences of events half way around the world. I think that it is good business and a great idea for Puget Systems to change their policies to allow this in light of the global shortage of HDDs. If the budget is tight, that huge increase in disk cost could really have an impact on the number of machines a business can/will upgrade, and allowing reuse is a great way to attract customers while providing a real benefit to them. In the long term, it may require more work from IT to replace the recycled drives with new drive if desired or necessary, but it seems like a reasonable trade-off. I suppose there will be a slightly higher rate of hard drive failures from the re-used drives, after all, nothing lasts forever. I would go for it though, if I needed to replace multiple PCs in the very near future and couldn't wait for the months it will take for supply to come back up to meet demand.