Wiping data from a hard drive.

Michael Pavling pavling at gmail.com
Wed Aug 25 11:48:15 BST 2010


On 25 August 2010 11:41, Jordon Bedwell <jordon at envygeeks.com> wrote:
> Your best bet is to simply pull apart the HD and destroy everything.
> Bending is also your best bet during destruction.

I think the idea might be that because it's under warranty, it can go
back to the manufacturer for a free replacement if it's in once
piece... hence the desire to *not* hit it with a sledgehammer (which
would certainly do the trick without resorting to spraying metal
shards all over the garden from a tree shredder! ;-)  But the data
that was on it is "private" and if the manufacturer has some interest
in spending the time, it *might* be able to restore it, which the OP
would prefer not to happen.




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