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

Chris Frey cdfrey at foursquare.net
Mon May 3 16:57:16 EDT 2010

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 it
> such as the top plate with the serial number. THen you can mangle the drive
> 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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