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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 07:51 pm (UTC)

If you just want to stop people using it for whatever reason cut any cables, bend any pins and knock any surface mount components off.

But yeah, solid buggers, I spent 15 minutes with a drive wrapped in a tea towel whacking it with a hammer for basically nothing a few months ago.

If there had been a drill to hand I would have tried that, instead I just disabled it and have it sitting on my desk until the office drill turns up!

(It wasn't super critical data, and the disk was dying already, so using it to prop a monitor up is ok :))