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Re: [opensuse] scrathsing old harddisks
  • From: Rikard Johnels <rikard.j@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 04:21:08 +0100
  • Message-id: <200803270421.14233.rikard.j@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 27 March 2008 03:45, JB2 wrote:
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...


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
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.

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary
Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
Benjamin Franklin

Religion - it's not just for breakfast anymore...murderers, dictators,
child molesters and all other similar ilk use it daily too!

True. But here in Sweden the arms laws are a bit more regulated.
Not too much free shooting like that i'm afraid...

Its pure fun tho :P

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