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Are you trying to erase the data or render the drive inoperable without being able to physically tell?
the bolded part is correct, can i just put in the microwave for a little bit?
post #12 of 45
To render any data on the drive unusable, all you need to do is overwrite it.

To brick the drive without causing any noticeable damage, interrupt a firmware flash, or short out the drive.
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post #13 of 45
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the bolded part is correct, can i just put in the microwave for a little bit?
Microwave should do the trick. Or an MRI machine / extremely powerful electromagnet like they have at scrap metal yards.

That or, unscrew it's case and pull out a few wires.
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give it to the police. im sure they know how...
    
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the bolded part is correct, can i just put in the microwave for a little bit?
Could very well leave obvious scorch marks.
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the bolded part is correct, can i just put in the microwave for a little bit?
do it, so i can hear about your death on the news
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do it, so i can hear about your death on the news
haha im still alive after the microwave now to see if it worked!
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Even use very powerful neodymium magnets and run them across it's surface.
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haha im still alive after the microwave now to see if it worked!
doesnt metal in a microwave usually have explosive results?
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