Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday December 27, 2015

Destroying A Hard Drive Permanently

Scenario: You are tasked with destroying an array of hard drives and have any tool or weapon at your disposal. What do you choose?

Drilling holes in the platter, on the other hand, generates heat that can easily cause universal damage. "You're potentially distorting the platter itself. You're doing things that might cause all of the rest of the platter to change slightly," Budman says. "And it doesn't need to change a lot in order for the data to be completely invalid."

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