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Socoder -> Off Topic -> Destroying a hard drive

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Posted : Saturday, 18 September 2010, 04:40
CodersRule
Eeeuwwwwww...
Posted : Saturday, 18 September 2010, 06:11
steve_ancell
Be careful with that Ben. Using reactive metal electrodes in salt water can give off some pretty nasty stuff. Hope you've got that in a well ventilated area

P.S... Whatever you do, never use copper electrodes. I did that once and filled my living room with an un-breathable gas, never doing that in a closed space again !. Stainless Steel is one of the safest options.
Posted : Saturday, 18 September 2010, 07:03
JL235
You could try and get high off the hard disk!
Posted : Saturday, 18 September 2010, 07:05
waroffice
im pretty sure thats sufficiently b0rk3d
Posted : Saturday, 18 September 2010, 10:00
steve_ancell
Ben, it looks like you forgot to take the seal stickers off. I would peel them off, so that all that gunge can get to the insides.
Posted : Saturday, 18 September 2010, 10:39
dna
If you were serious about destroying the drive you should have opened the case.

Get some rubber gloves and open the case. Then re drop the disk into your soup there and its done after you let it sit overnight.

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Posted : Saturday, 18 September 2010, 14:12
HoboBen
@Steve, I opened the it at the side, hopefully that's enough. Thanks for the advice about the copper - but, yes, I did do it outside!

I'll probably take a hammer to the thing tomorrow.

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Posted : Saturday, 18 September 2010, 15:30
dna
Since you opened it, that should be it. There are only a few people on the earth that would go after that information.

Governments and other entities have the resources but you succeeded.

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Posted : Saturday, 18 September 2010, 19:26
steve_ancell
HoboBen I'll probably take a hammer to the thing tomorrow.

Have fun Ben, you show that HDD who's boss
Posted : Saturday, 18 September 2010, 20:22
mindstorm8191
This sounds like one of those 'destroy whats indestructible' mindgames. I say the only effective way to loose the data is to bury it. Take the plates out and put it in a well-vegetated spot on your land, let the plant and soil life have its way with its minerals. You could even cut the plates to be sure they rust appropriately. So long as you don't sell the land you shouldn't have any problems.

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Posted : Sunday, 19 September 2010, 05:35
HoboBen
Haha, mindstorm, I think that's overkill! It's only passwords and e-mails from the 90's. Though I'll keep it in mind

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Posted : Sunday, 19 September 2010, 06:51
steve_ancell
There ya go Ben, a present for ya. Be careful, have fun

www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq_l5KBliYI&feature=related

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITITKLFyZxs

www.youtube.com/watch?v=vazNo1Eq8pM&feature=related
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