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2nd June 2008, 11:39 PM #1
Hard Drive Destruction! en masse!
Hey guys, I have inherited the problem of a large volume of dead hard drives. Some accessible and some not. I do not want to toss these intact.
Know of any good ways to easily break the ability to get into these?
I was thinking of making a couple holes with a power drill, but If there's anything easier I'm all ears.
2nd June 2008, 11:48 PM #2
Apparently the MOD use an angle grinder... I imagine that would be quite effective
2nd June 2008, 11:49 PM #3
You could take them down your technology department and let some students loose on them.
2nd June 2008, 11:49 PM #4
contink - not bad, but with roughly 100 of these, I'd hate to have to open them.
Last edited by goaliepride; 2nd June 2008 at 11:53 PM.
2nd June 2008, 11:58 PM #5
3rd June 2008, 12:01 AM #6
actually I'm in the U.S. . How I wound up on this board I'll never know, but I do like it.
I should have also specified, I'm looking for as close to free as possible.
3rd June 2008, 12:02 AM #7
Wow!... Now that's tech therapy with a real twist
Originally Posted by Jona
3rd June 2008, 12:17 AM #8
I just stick my knackered ones on the column drill in tech and put a few holes in em. Doesnt take long at all.
3rd June 2008, 08:35 AM #9
I am a fan of the lump hammer!
One sharp blow and the plates shatter... it's very therapeutic!
"This one's the ICT co-ordinator... this one's the SMT...that G!t in Year 11... so's this one come to think of it..."
You'll get through them in no time
3rd June 2008, 09:13 AM #10
Platters Shatter? Consumer drives are normally Aluminium, and I have yet to come across a Glass platter even though they do exist.
Lump Hammer will work fine though, pillar drill will also put them beyond use. Buy a bulk degausser if you have money.
Or take them to your local shooting range and have yourself some fun.
3rd June 2008, 02:22 PM #11
I have, while not paying sufficient attention or noticing the unusually light platter I did the "fold the platters with my hands" trick .
Originally Posted by ICT_GUY
We drill them or (for laptop drives) snap them in half and fold the platters.
3rd June 2008, 02:32 PM #12
What I have done in the past with 2000+ HDDs is get an intern to sit and drill through the lid into the platters of all the drives with a Black and Decker Power Drill. Noone will recover from that.
with desktop drives you'll just drill a hole, but with laptop drives the platters will shatter
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