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post #31 of 70
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Originally Posted by Roweyi7 View Post
What is this Erasing you speak of?
Typically its a program that writes a hard drive with all 1s, all 0s or a random or predetermined pattern several times over.
This means that data recovery is impossible by normal means.

I do that then, destroy the disk with a drill press 5-7 holes, drill the disk motor and head bearing and then the platers (13mm Drill bit).
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post #32 of 70
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Should i rename the thread to: How to destroy your HDD
haha!

Great feedback guys!
post #33 of 70
What on earth are you guys trying so hard to protect anyone from seeing? Besides my pronz stash I could care less what anyone finds.
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Format it 1000x times.. its still recoverable so long as the platters are intact.
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False.

These guys can get it back. PERIOD.

..unless of course u did ->
If you run 7 pass random fill I seriously doubt that any company can recover the data.
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i just horde my old hdd's lol

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

i have about 10 in all
lol@ 10
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post #37 of 70
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What on earth are you guys trying so hard to protect anyone from seeing? Besides my pronz stash I could care less what anyone finds.
It's like a 60gb WD IDE laptop drive, the pr0ns stash on that would have been in .gif's! haha
post #38 of 70
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Oh sorry, is that some sort of linux value?
ya it is
you'll never get the data back after you run that
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any data that is overwritten by a billion zeros or 1s is virtually unrecoverable, give me the proof you can recover from that
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Have some fun with it first:

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