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Originally Posted by b.walker36 View Post
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
It writes to every sector, but there are ways to "view" what was there before the write, or so i've been told. It takes a pretty smart person to do it though, or a good program. a 20+ pass of random 1s and 0s should be even impossible for the government. However I wouldn't want to test it.
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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.
Yeah, I can see it now...
FBI: *knock, knock* FBI! Open up!
You: Just a sec... *click BOOM!*
FBI: [i]Holy s#$t! *several FBI agents draw weapons and you die soon after...[/b]

I'll be looking for you on the news...
    
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21 passes takes to long ill stick with fire should the need arise lol. Get a blow torch should only take a couple minutes lol. Good thing i dont do anything bad. It actually might be easier to just take the hard drive out and hide if you think they come for you. They cant prove you did anything without the physical hard drive the stuff was on.
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Yeah, I can see it now...
FBI: *knock, knock* FBI! Open up!
You: Just a sec... *click BOOM!*
FBI: [i]Holy s#$t! *several FBI agents draw weapons and you die soon after...[/b]

I'll be looking for you on the news...
It'll keep them damn G men from hacking my Diablo 2 account.
    
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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.
Still recoverable. Unless they are explosive bullets that blow the drive to shreds. The bullet most likely would only damage 1/3 or 1/2 of the drive. They have people that can recover the drive physically even if the drive isn't in working condition. So you better pray to god that the bullet hits the part of the data that you don't want them to see.
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Thanks! I never expected so many responses. Killdisk it is. I'll try it tonight.
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we kinda took over yout thread on some wierd ways to kill a hardrive lol but it was amusing.
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Still recoverable. Unless they are explosive bullets that blow the drive to shreds. The bullet most likely would only damage 1/3 or 1/2 of the drive. They have people that can recover the drive physically even if the drive isn't in working condition. So you better pray to god that the bullet hits the part of the data that you don't want them to see.
Don't ask me how I know this *cough* fried hard drive *cough* but a 22LR high-velocity hollowpoint will go straight through a hard drive and put a quarter sized hole straight through the platter and out the other side. A .357 Magnum with about 5 times the energy should do at least as much. Works in a jiff and I don't even have to leave my seat to get the propane torch
    
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You destroy HDs with a hammer.. or use a program like killdisk or drivenuke.
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