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post #21 of 70
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Originally Posted by Thedark1337 View Post
its called DBAN
False.

These guys can get it back. PERIOD.

..unless of course u did ->
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nuke the drive and then destroy that thing. No chance of getting it back
post #22 of 70
Take out the disks and scratch them as much as you possible can with the sharpest thickest tool you have.
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LOL, i just throw in my old trusty windows xp and format the drive 10-15 times.
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post #24 of 70
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LOL, i just throw in my old trusty windows xp and format the drive 10-15 times.
Format it 1000x times.. its still recoverable so long as the platters are intact.
post #25 of 70
i just horde my old hdd's lol

i don't think i've thrown one out yet.

i have about 10 in all
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post #26 of 70
wow, most of you all must have tons of kiddy pr0n on there with all of the ideas in this thread.
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post #27 of 70
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Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo View Post

I was trying to help
err never mind you use windows




you can do this to it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK9en2H7rBA
Oh sorry, is that some sort of linux value?
post #28 of 70
heh Thermite the dang thing, how you gonna recover data now?
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post #29 of 70
All you need to do is run a 3 to 7 pass random fill on the drive and you don't have to destroy it.

If you have nuclear secrets go ahead and physically destroy the drive. If you have a couple years worth of turbo tax stuff on there secure erase the drive and sell it or give it to someone who can use it.
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post #30 of 70
I used to give it to my friend who used them for target practice
although for work I used ERD commander then ran it for a few seconds in a microwave we kept in our shop.
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