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well if i thought the governement was coming for my drives and i had something to hid they cant recover from molten metal and platic .
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well if i thought the governement was coming for my drives and i had something to hid they cant recover from molten metal and platic .
That's ones way. I'm always prepared to destroy my hard drives. Take that government!
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killdisk works a treat, if you ever need to make your HD unreadable just rest some thermite on it and light it (caution may burn through your house and floors)
    
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killdisk works a treat, if you ever need to make your HD unreadable just rest some thermite on it and light it (caution may burn through your house and floors)
Dude thermite owns. I saw that one that British show that is like MythBusters.
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killdisk works a treat, if you ever need to make your HD unreadable just rest some thermite on it and light it (caution may burn through your house and floors)
Thermite GOOD...

Turning a HDD to Slag w/Thermite
    
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Yeah, i don't understand how if you write over everything with 0's, someone can still recover the data..
If you only write one pass of 0's you can recover the data, its just a bit harder to do.

as seen here

the 'arrows' are the data, 1's and 0's if you only do one pass you may not completely erase the data... to make sure the data is gone you have to do more then 6 passes of 1's to 0's
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Yep. It will wipe it to hell!
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I just keep this near my computer, when those government hit men come for my data, the hard drive gets it.
    
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so really if you wanted to make a drive unrecoverable you could and nobody no mater how nifty and smart they are could get the info back. Thats i pretty cool. So essentially you need enough passes of 1 and 0 to makre sure it overwrites every part of the hard drive. If it missed some they could recover that data?

I probably woundt use fire to destroy it id have to blow it up or somethng a little more fun.

Edit: trueg50 you scare me lol
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DBAN: should be included in every modder/overclocker/pirates arsenal of apps
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