Secure disk destruction [was Re: Floppy recovery]

Paul Berger phb.hfx at
Thu Jan 7 19:33:13 CST 2016

On 2016-01-07 9:06 PM, drlegendre . wrote:
> What's wrong with the "disassemble and rend with heavy hammer" approach?
> Doesn't that render the platters un-readable, if done with sufficient
> ardor?
Or spin the disk and scrape off the oxide,  I have seen disk drive do 
that all by themselves, but as I said earlier modern disks mostly use 
glass platters so you do not even have to disassemble them to smash the 


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