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Detroying Drives and Drive Information

By kinkinyu ·
I'm on a project and need to destroy 500+ hard drives. I don't necessarily have to wipe the drives, but just need assurance that the drives/info on the drives will be destroyed permanently. What is the fastest and cheapest way to do this? Would drilling a hole suffice? Or is there something else I can do? I pretty much just want to make sure data can't be obtained and destroy the drives at the same time.

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by dmiles In reply to Detroying Drives and Driv ...

If you have time run FDISK on data and use the drill hole method thru the heads.

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by plg6 In reply to Detroying Drives and Driv ...

Wow!

If the drives are still working - seems like quite a waste. A shame there isn't a way to recycle them into useful life elsewhere.

A good industrial grade magnet would also help. Run the fdisk, drill the hole - set on magnet overnight - that oughta fix 'em.

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by plg6 In reply to Detroying Drives and Driv ...

Wow!

If the drives are still working - seems like quite a waste. A shame there isn't a way to recycle them into useful life elsewhere.

A good industrial grade magnet would also help. Run the fdisk, drill the hole - set on magnet overnight - that oughta fix 'em.

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