Demaestro - 10:04 pm on May 17, 2010 (gmt 0)
There are many good reasons to store print jobs in memory. We just got an uber printer about 6 months back and it has 250 gig HD in it. Just the other day, weeks after printing 100 brochures we needed a few more. I pulled up my print history, using the beautiful thumbnails I saw the brochure I wanted and clicked print.
I didn't have to pull the file from my computer, I could have queued up that print job from home and printed it for someone to pull off the tray if I wanted.
I love my printers memory.
I am honestly more shocked to hear that people would toss them not thinking that there is data stored on it then I am to hear they store data. For crying out loud my crappy, cheap Fax machine from 6 years ago stores faxes in memory, my toaster and alram clock store memory, how can you not see that your copier most likely does too.
Don't bother trying to wipe memory if you are tossing one, just remove the storage device and keep it. No need to toss good hard drives.