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    Computer Guys - Hard Drive Destruction

    Just about to get rid of my old computer, taken out the hard drive and now need to know a garenteed way of destroying it and the information on it! anyone any ideas? heard lots of things about data being recoverable from crushed drives, wiped drives and ones placed near magnets, so any other ideas? easy to do is prefrable! cheers guys

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    make sure you break it into lots and lots of pieces.

    Or if you have an external caddy, stick it on to a computer as a slave drive and format it?

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    throw it in the canal?

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    open it up and remove the platters... Get a grinder and kill the platters.. We have done this numerous times in work but we have a shitload of sensetive info.. cant see why an "enduser" would be so paranoid ( unless they have very dodgy info on it )..

    Anywayz, if the normal fill it with zeros is not an option, grind it..
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    blow it up
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    Burn it
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    Just destroy it, make sure every platter (disc) inside the HDD is severely damaged so nobody can find that porn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sploodge
    cant see why an "enduser" would be so paranoid ( unless they have very dodgy info on it )..
    plenty of sensitive info that people think is gone because they format the drive.

    take your pick, you'd be surprised what the nigerians dig up on old hard drives :| (yes that's where they end up )

    blow it up, gets my vote

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sploodge
    cant see why an "enduser" would be so paranoid ( unless they have very dodgy info on it )..
    Yes.... dodgy.... anyway moving swiftly on!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Turbo_Scott
    Just destroy it, make sure every platter (disc) inside the HDD is severely damaged so nobody can find that porn
    Me... PORN!!! never.... lalalala

    think ill just take the platters to work and cut them to tiny little pieces!!! as long as they dont dredge up the thames it'll be safe cheers guys

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    yes destroy it as much as possible!!!! brake it into many peices so no one can recover any data from it!

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