Secure disk destruction [was Re: Floppy recovery]
cisin at xenosoft.com
Thu Jan 7 20:20:43 CST 2016
On Thu, 7 Jan 2016, 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
Bending the platters will keep them from turning and being usable in the
drive, but does NOT prevent various other imaging methods.
Breaking a platter in half doesn't prevent those techniques.
Shattering a glass platter into dozens of pieces doesn't prevent those
breaking it into tiny bits may or may not depending on how much effort
somebody is willing to put into identifying where each piece came from in
High heat should work.
Sanding all of the rust off of the platter should work.
Mailing the drive to a government office, with a note saying, "please
help me recover the pictures of my grandmother's birthday party", and
having it lost in their mailroom might work.
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