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post #21 of 95
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Originally Posted by repo_man View Post
I've opened a few before and I'm still kicking *shrugs* lol, but have fun destroying them, and takes pic!
Oh, I will XD

I'll take pics when i get around to the actual destruction, Im on spring break, so it should be soon... -evil laughter-
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post #22 of 95
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Originally Posted by RAFFY View Post
Microwave!!!!!
only if you want to burn out your magnetron, and throw away your microwave too...

Metal in the microwave can actually damage the microwave.
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post #23 of 95
My method of choice is to put them in the toilet and flush 2-3 times......
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post #24 of 95
If your not going to use it again.. take off the top lid with a T-6ish star screwdriver and either rub a magnet on the platters, go to town with a hammer, scratch the crap out of them, or a combination of the three.

Oh and i can attest that simply taking off the lid does not "fry" the platters. Although some data may corrupt it doesnt kill them.

If you want to use them again or sell them http://dban.sourceforge.net/ is a good program wallaby suggested or simply diskpart will rewrite the hard drive with 0's.
    
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post #25 of 95
The platters are actually really good mirrors, so you might want to save them.
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post #26 of 95
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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
Oh please, killing a person makes you a savage.. not smashing a hard drive. .
No, killing a person makes you a murderer. Or at least a killer. Go find a dictionary and look up "savage" and then look up "killler". Compare & contrast

My point is that if a HD works, why not re-use it? No call for needless waste.
    
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post #27 of 95
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No, killing a person makes you a murderer. Or at least a killer. Go find a dictionary and look up "savage" and then look up "killler". Compare & contrast

My point is that if a HD works, why not re-use it? No call for needless waste.
Because its 8GB......What can you store on 8GB? Barely vista. Most games nowadays are bigger than this hard drive.
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post #28 of 95
Try pouring sulfuric acid into the casing of the HDD. Or put it in the blender or put the HDD on a propane container then put some Thermite on top of the HDD, make sure the hdd is fixed in its position between the Propane tank and the Thermite. and then light it!
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post #29 of 95
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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.
Err no. A write is not a 100% write. It's sometimes a 50% write, and sometimes a 60% write etc. There is still a possibility of recovering most of the data after a 0 clear - but that's why it's best to delete through patterns and 3-4 multiple overwrites. For the average joe with just some banking information, 2-3 overwrites with an alternating 01010101 pattern would be best, while for the big corporations +14 multiple overwrites would be needed.
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post #30 of 95
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Microwave!!!!!
That thing is dangerous. You can spill a cup of water on it and put it in a cooking pot on the stove with oil on it. Cook it for 30 minutes and it will surely become black..... Have a nice dinner!
Or
Smash it with a 50-Pound Sledgehammer, Drilling Holes in the HDD, or use ur hand and tear the HDD apart and bend the parts.

EDIT: Microwave!!!!!....
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