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Or... put a slug through it like CD did.
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Im sure a shotgun can make the data pretty unrecoverable...

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post #12 of 87
I have 6 lbs of thermite under my bed. It is quite easy to get.
Just put 1/4 lb of that stuff directly on the platters and there will be nothing left except a glob of metal. Heck, the platters are aluminum, right? They would help fuel the reaction!
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I have 6 lbs of thermite under my bed. It is quite easy to get.
Just put 1/4 lb of that stuff directly on the platters and there will be nothing left except a glob of metal. Heck, the platters are aluminum, right? They would help fuel the reaction!
Best answer yet.
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I have 6 lbs of thermite under my bed. It is quite easy to get.
Just put 1/4 lb of that stuff directly on the platters and there will be nothing left except a glob of metal. Heck, the platters are aluminum, right? They would help fuel the reaction!
I don't even think it would need that much.. Maybe a tablespoon?
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We use something like this at work, once the drive is smashed, you can shake it and hear the shattered platter fragments, it sounds like sand is inside.
I broke an Ipod HDD (friend gave me his old broken Ipod) and I know that sound lol. Just don't open it. lots and lots and lots of pieces!
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post #17 of 87
Take the GCHQ approach: overwrite the data multiple-times with random 1's and 0's



























Then take an angle-grinder to it.

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Or... put a slug through it like CD did.
thats also MUCH cheaper than this stupid machine
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post #19 of 87
A 12-gauge with triple-ought buckshot would do the trick.
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post #20 of 87
Just open the harddrive up, that would destroy it wouldn't it?
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