|Contents of old hard drives were copied to the current|
computer using a Sabrent docking station.
The most time-consuming part was separating the wheat from the chaff. We spent several hours going through boxes of retired/broken computers, disk drives, printers, keyboards, and cables. A few still-useful items were rescued.
Also, we finally downloaded and wiped data from a couple of hard disks that were to go to the recycler.
"Let the buyer beware" is a hoary principle of commerce. In contemporary America disposing of the stuff so carefully acquired requires an equivalent caution.