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Quote:
Originally Posted by BrinNutz
Must be some p0rn on there...LOL
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post #12 of 18
No you can't delete it. It will stay forever (to some extent). You can just make it really hard to find. Just use a program that will write 1's and 0's over it for a few hours and that should deter anyone at the RMA center
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post #13 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Duke
Do you have a big magnet anywhere, like on a kickin big speaker?
That will crapolla the data for sure

BTW, best to keep that dtuff on a USB external HD, gets used less and lasts longer that way Then just burrn it to disk for BU.
I could get a magnet, and then all the data will be gone. But I was wondering if they check it then, they might say: "Its not broken then" and not replace it. Or do almost all RMA's always come back as a new product? I have never RMA'ed a product before btw.

And no, I do not have any pr0n on it I dont need it, I have a GF.

Also, The Duke, what does "BU" mean?
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post #14 of 18
BU = Back Up.
You could have then send out a swap where you get the unit first. They bill your CC and when they get the defective unit back you get credited.
    
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Thermite does the job
    
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post #16 of 18
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Ok I see. Well I have decided to risk it and send it. Like you said they probably have better things to do than decrypt HDD's. Thanks guys

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post #17 of 18
Maxtor should have some tools you can use to zero-fill the drives...look on their site.
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post #18 of 18
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Yes I bet they do. But I cannot use them as whenever i access it from my PC it justs freezes.
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