Discussion in 'Storage & Backup' started by akashra, Aug 7, 2020.
I used to frisby the fuck out of the platters.
not sure why this thread is still going when fad already mentioned thermite
If it's a western digital drive, just use it for like 5 minutes.
Guarantee it will be clicking and dead.
Hackaday did an article while back on destroying HDD's with thermite. Unless you already have the two chemicals on hand and know how to make it, not a really a viable option for the average Joe and in some states it is illegal to make thermite due to the potential explosive nature of its raw compounds to make it. You need to check this with the prohibited list in your state article.
i say you take off and nuke the HDDs from orbit
it's the only way to be sure
Game over man... game over.
Substitute Western Digital with Seagate and you'd be correct. Unless it's a WD Green.
Only 1tb green, 3tb greens were pretty bad
lol.. too many movies, it's not like we are dealing with covid-19.. it's only porn or selfies(or selfie porn?)
Not sure about others but MSI Z490 motherboards have option to securely erase all the data on SSD/HDD in the BIOS, or you can always:
take the magnets out as theyre pretty strong and then take the platter and snap it then hammer it then burn it then you say: what data?
Geez unless you're really paranoid a good belt with a big hammer and you're not getting data off without serious three letter efforts.