[plug] HDD Erasure

Paul Mc paulmc at iinet.net.au
Sun Nov 13 07:51:58 WST 2005

Arie Hol wrote:

> If the owner of the drive is _REALLY_ paranoid about the data on the 
> drive - just use a BIG hammer.

I have opened up the drives before and smashed the platters. To my 
surprise the new HDD platters are now made of glass. Used to be made of 
some metal - platinum I think.

Of course only do this if you don't want anyone to see the data - I 
didn't at the time as it contained a copy of all my financial records 
and MYOB records.

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