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post #1 of 95
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Hey guys,

Need help wiping 2 drives clean. Any suggestions?


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post #2 of 95
Just take the screws off the top plate and open them up. Once the air and dust hits the discs they'll be ruined for good.

Edit: You can also scratch the discs inside if it makes you feel even safer,lol.
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post #3 of 95
Are you going to use them at all?

If not and you want all the data gone, just wack them with a hammer.
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post #4 of 95
Violence works. Better than any eletronic solution. "erasing" data isn't failsafe. Burning the whole media area of the hard disk? Let's see your expert get THAT data.

And they say violence never solved any problem.
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post #5 of 95
Having them in your sig rig would be fine, I've got a drive from an old machine in mine at the moment.
    
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post #6 of 95
Software route: http://dban.sourceforge.net/ A lovely program I've used a couple of times. Wipes everything, disk is still usable.
Hardware route: Whatever you want. Hammer, tall building and pavement, blowtorch. My favourite is the neodymium magnet.
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post #7 of 95
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So, would shooting them with a rifle be effective? XD
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post #8 of 95
Microwave!!!!!
post #9 of 95
Contrary to popular misconception, there is no likely way to recover data that has been overwritten.

A zero write program as simple as microsofts own integrated "diskpart" (the "clean all" command) will render the data on a drive unrecoverable.
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post #10 of 95
Just FYI, you just want to destroy the platter(s).
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