[kwlug-disc] OT - degauss/wipe a dead hard drive/LTO tapes

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Mon May 3 15:17:52 EDT 2010

Lori Paniak wrote, On 05/03/2010 1:41 PM:
> Call me cavalier, but...
> If the drive is from 2006, it will cost more wipe it (or think about
> wiping it!) for RMA than it would cost to go out and buy a new one with
> twice the capacity.  
> If the data on it is that sensitive, buy yourself a new drive and good
> drill with bit.  After you set up the new drive you can take the old one
> apart and drill as many holes in the platters as it takes to be
> comfortable.  Access to a drill-press?  Even better.  Plus, you'll have
> the tools to safely dispose of any drive in the future!

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