[Full-Disclosure] erase with magnet
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Sat Apr 3 22:00:58 BST 2004
Am Samstag, 3. April 2004 17:09 schrieb Michael Cecil:
> If you want to sanitize a drive and then reuse it, use a overwriting tool
> such as Autoclave <http://staff.washington.edu/jdlarios/autoclave/> or
> Eraser <http://www.heidi.ie/eraser/> and use the overwriting setting
> recommended by Gutmann
If you dont have such a tool or dont wont to use one, you can use dd on Linux
(Use Knoppix if you don't have it installed)
dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/sda bs=1M count=1024
Change /dev/sda with your drive and the count parameter to match your disk
size. Repeat the procedure two or three times and it's the same as you used
an overwriting tool.
> If you want to sanitize the drive and discard it, then grind it up into
> little crumbs and burn the crumbs. I just autoclave mine and then
> disassemble the platters to use as wind chimes.
I've heard it works to drill a hole and put battery acid into the hard disk.
It destroys the surface, so it isn't readable any more.
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A Discordian is prohobited of believing what he reads.
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