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give it to a WoW player they could destroy it just by useing limewire
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Tap it lightly on the side and politely ask the data to leave
    
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Step 1: Open Drive.
Step 2: POWER IT ON with a half-disassembled enclosure.
Step 3: Tap screwdriver to drive platters repeatedly at random places.
Step 4: Take scratched to hell platters, attach to c-clamp, and strike with sledge hammer.

Data destroyed.
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Take apart play frisbee with platters.
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[QUOTE] Tap it lightly on the side and politely ask the data to leave[4/QUOTE] .

This isn't exactly aimed at someone with 1 or 2 HDD's that he/she feels the urge to destroy.

For large companies that are replacing a large number of computers, etc, just tossing them in the trash isn't an option if you can have someone going through it, take the HDD and read the data on it. That data, in the wrong hands(or right hands, depending on your point of view), can do allot of damage to that company.

Using a program to repeatedly write 0 on it takes to long and might still not be a sure thing. Having someone manually destroy them also takes to long and depending on the methods used is also not a sure thing. HDD can take allot of damage before they become unreadable. Magnets, fire, scratching them, etc is not enough. Having a machine that destroys every HDD you put in it in a couple of seconds will become a good option, when you have to destroy allot of HDD's.

And this is not something that most company's have, they usually hire another company to destroy all there hard copy and digital data for them. For a company like that being able to destroy allot of HDD's in a short amount of time is there way of making money.
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I would remove the platters and put them through a CD shredder.
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Hmmm.... overclock a harddrive till it breaks ? Anyone got any ideas?

The best way is to put it under the space shuttles when they launch helping to cool off the landing pad a bit more .
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Originally Posted by Fusion Racing View Post
Im sure a shotgun can make the data pretty unrecoverable...
CyberDruid shot a HD with a shotgun...I forget where that video is
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Originally Posted by Sabis View Post
Step 1: Open Drive.
Step 2: POWER IT ON with a half-disassembled enclosure.
Step 3: Tap screwdriver to drive platters repeatedly at random places.
Step 4: Take scratched to hell platters, attach to c-clamp, and strike with sledge hammer.

Data destroyed.
That would take about a half an hour. It would definitely work, but it would take a long time, and be incredibly dangerous.

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I would remove the platters and put them through a CD shredder.
Goodbye CD shredder! Hard drive platters are hard.
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