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RE: Erasing a hard disk easily
From: "Schmidt, Michael R." <Michael.Schmidt () T-Mobile com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 09:45:58 -0700

Ok my favorite method is drilling a hole and adding sand.  If it is fine enough it could even work like a rock 
polisher. :-)

Michael R. Schmidt

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From: full-disclosure-admin () lists netsys com [mailto:full-disclosure-admin () lists netsys com]On Behalf Of Jos 
Osborne
Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2004 8:45 AM
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Subject: RE: [Full-disclosure] Erasing a hard disk easily



That's what I am going to do to the non donated units smash, drill and M80
them.
But for the ones I am donating I was wondering if the magnet approach was
quick enough.

Thanks..

Marek


Any magnetic field strong enough to wipe the data will nerf the addressing tables on the disks, leaving them needing to 
be returned to the manufacturer.
And if you're really lucky it'll bend the platters too.

I prefer disassembling the disks - the platters make nice shiny coffee coasters.

I'm guessing that drilling a hole in the case, pouring in some sand and firing up the disk would probably do a good job 
of rendering the data non-readable too  ;>

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