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Re: [tlug] Disposing of a hard drive (How to proceed with RAID drive failure)

On 07/15/2011 03:24 PM, Martin G wrote:
> Anyway... what I really wanted to talk about was disposing of my old,
> faulty drive.
> ... I'm paranoid and so I want to
> make sure the data is truly destroyed before disposing it. Who knows,
> maybe some Bundesnachrichtendienst agent will suddenly take an
> interest in me and repair the drive...
> Is there a slick and smooth way to destroy a drive so that I can be
> 100% sure it will not reveal my secrets ever again?

This is one of the reasons for encrypting hard drivers ;)  Anything else
is is just feel good or too much effort.


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