Secure disk destruction [was Re: Floppy recovery]
jws at jwsss.com
Thu Jan 7 22:17:04 CST 2016
On 1/7/2016 6:20 PM, Fred Cisin wrote:
> 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.
There are machines sold to machine document destruction folks that will
shred the entire drive into pieces the size of large grains of sand.
They are deployable on trucks with on site document destruction
services, and I know of two friends here in Orange Country who have
They are also useful if you are also doing your own high-grade gold
refining pass, for preparation of material. The two recycling operators
I know are probably doing this process as well. Most gold recover folks
are not trusted.
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