[kwlug-disc] OT - degauss/wipe a dead hard drive/LTO tapes
ogoertzen at gmail.com
Mon May 3 17:06:08 EDT 2010
1. They want to see what is wrong with your drive, so it must arrive
2. What happens to your data when they receive your drive:
Not sure if they refurbish your drive.. (probably not, if it's an
EIDE drive)... however that's just my speculation.
Interestingly they have a customer loyalty program (which might
turn out to be easier in the end):
I did send them an email as well, just out of curiosity. I have a
friend who used to have an electric magnetic device (one you plug-in)
and I wondered if I did try to degauss it, would they accept it as
On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 4:57 PM, Chris Frey <cdfrey at foursquare.net> wrote:
> On Mon, May 03, 2010 at 12:08:13PM -0400, Brian Nickle wrote:
> > 1. Find out if they really need the entire drive or just some portion of
> > such as the top plate with the serial number. THen you can mangle the
> > however you like.
> > 2. Ask then what their policies are for this. Do they destroy the drive?
> > If they refurbish it do they use a DoD wipe or similar.
> Two great ideas. I'd love to know the answers if anyone bothers asking.
> #1 trusts yourself. #2 trusts Western Digital.
> - Chris
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