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Finally got one of those torax *i think* screwdrivers, and slowly got those drives apart, platters are still in tact, so im still plotting on how i should dispose of those.

Pics will be edited and uploaded tomorrow

And you guys are right, i got those magnets! hurt myslef too!
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post #82 of 95
sounds good i have 2 4gb scsi drives i need to do something with also
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I used a AK47 on my last one..lol
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
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.
This is so false...The ONLY way you can COMPLETELY make data on a drive disappear is to do a complete zero fill. EVEN THEN people have been known to get data off drives. Theres no 100% way of cleaning them, thats why people destroy them.
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post #85 of 95
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Pics!

First pic is a picture of the circuit board i got off the 5.25 incher.

Later i ripped off a small capacitor, it smelled bad, lesson learned .

Second pic, its the platter of the 5.25 incher... shiny...

3rd pic Its the magnet! strong too :O

4th pic there it is, the HDD stripped down to bare metal.

5th pic, platter removed, very shiney :O

I have some more, and i still have to take pics of the smaller one

Not sure, maybe 56k no no?




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Microwave!
    
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Yeah..to get rid of my old HDD's I took Cudaboy's approach....nothing says destroyed like the smell of gun powder...
    
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Quote:
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Microwave!
Yeah, really i wish i had one laying around
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You only have 3 Gb of memory. Use this is a swap disk and vista will eat up 5 gigs of it for Readyboost. The other 3 gigs will be used for Crash dump files.
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looky here for some inspiration
    
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