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Thu, Jan. 25th, 2007, 02:52 pm

My discovery for today is that when you *need* to destroy a SATA drive and put it entirely beyond use, they're surprisingly resillient little beasties that can survive being flung against a wall several times, being bounced off the ground several more and being hammered with a rock. I think we managed it but there is a lump of tarmac in the car park that is evidence to how a disk drive can be used as a digging implement.

Thu, Jan. 25th, 2007 04:11 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

Hadn't thought of the Thermite but I suggested the drill idea and it got shot down because it isn't "Safe". Pegging it across a car park against a stone wall is safe but not drilling. It is a world gone mad.

I think we managed to shatter the platters though, there was a lot of rattling inside that sounded like broken glass, might give it another go though.