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Re: [opensuse] scrathsing old harddisks
  • From: JB2 <yonaton@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 21:45:35 -0500
  • Message-id: <200803262145.35984.yonaton@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed 26 March 08, Rikard Johnels wrote:

On Wednesday 26 March 2008 14:16, Jim Staunton wrote:
Hans defaber wrote:
What is the best (easiest) way to overwrite old harddisks with random
garbage ?

Have a look at shred - 'man shred' will explain how to use it...

Jim

If you are to toss the drive: Use a 10 mm drill .
Just make a couple of holes thru the whole case and you are done.
Fast, secure and cheep...

I've done that procedure at work where a bank left some workstations to be
disposed of.
A nice 10 mm drill, redecorate the case to resemble a swiss cheese.. and
presto!
Nothing is getting of THAT drive in a hurry...

It's more fun to set the hdd up on a fence or rock and target practice on it
with a Colt .45 or .223 rifle.


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