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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 08:19 pm (UTC)
wyvernfriend

grutok suggests that 4 screws hold the drive together, open and if any of them are still in even vaguely one piece, rub together.

Also big magnets are your friend... Or even smallish ones. Several rubbed around randomly will scramble some of the data nicely randomly.