Secure disk destruction [was Re: Floppy recovery]

Stefan Skoglund (lokal användare) stefan.skoglund at
Thu Jan 7 17:09:16 CST 2016

tor 2016-01-07 klockan 15:08 -0500 skrev Mouse: 
> > Well, if you don't have access to thermite [...]
> Actually, red heat is well above the Curie temperature for most media,
> isn't it?  You could chuck the platters into the coals of a bonfire,
> let them get up to a nice cherry red.  Depending on what the platters
> are made of, this might even melt them, which should effectively
> destroy any organization in the material that once formed a thin film
> on them.  If not, it should demagnetize the coating....


I would expect that to generate a fair amount of sulphuric and
hydrochloric acid.
A fair bit of the shit inside the HD also would end up in the nearby

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