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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by edslhead, Aug 18, 2015.
How long do ya have to cook a hardrive to wipe it? Say at 450 deg. Or does that even work?
I think it will be still a little tough cooked at that temp.
That's OK, this meals goin in the garbage.
You can get programs that will write and rewrite over and over again to try and mask your original data.
A sledge hammer or .357 mag is my prefered method.
I've not heard of useing an oven to heat one. I have seen home made electron magnics used.
I think even after a fire, a good forensics guy can retrieve data from a drive.
I like to beat them to heck with a sledge hammer. Then recycle the whole mess.
I think a well placed 12 ga shot will finish it nicely.
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A night in a wood stove would render it unrecognizable
Hmm. 12 gauge... better not. Torch sounds good maybe then the sledge hammer. Its too hot for the woodstove. Maybe I'll try the magnet thing and run it through the rest and call it good.
VERY TOXIC, DO NOT PUT IT IN THE OVEN!!!
I usually take them apart and pull the platters out of them. I also pull the big giant magnet out of them as well, get them close enough together and you're data is scrambled. Since I am a bit paranoid, I will then cut the platter into piece and dispose of it in a few different weeks worth of garbage.
Just disassemble it remove the platters and chuck the rest. Platters make nice small targets.
Before I get goin, this is the hard drive thingy ?
Yeah it's hard to make it bad enough you can't get info from it.
I never give away or throw away my old phones or computers.
And even scarier copy machines! They have hard drives too!
Usually a magnet big enough will scramble it.
We used to take big subwoofers with 8" round 3" thick magnets and do some damage to computers.
Are there platters in that drive?
Just smash with a sledge hammer. Once the seal breaks on the case that holds the platters your pretty well safe. Even better smash it a few times to make sure the platters are physically damaged or warped. At that point practically nothing could extract the data.
The RAM chips are mind boggling !
Uh, your hard drive is hotter than a woodstove?
I got it apart and it looks like there's a platter. Its hammer time.
Drill several holes, place in shallow plastic pan, cover with muriatic acid, wait 'till fizzing stops.
But, why the question?
Someone here on Hillary's legal team ?