brent timothy saner on 22 Oct 2017 12:26:10 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Securely destroy and responsibly recycling hardware

On 10/22/2017 03:24 PM, John Kreno wrote:
> I'm not entirely sure, but I believe that drilling through the magnetic
> platters will shatter them. You may not destroy the actual data on them,
> but you have made life very difficult for someone trying to get at your
> data. You could also just write over the whole disk many times, but it
> takes time. 
> If you are a gun enthusiast, hard drives make good targets at long range.
> For SSDs and the like, I think a good answer there is "will it blend?"

we talk about this (data destruction) here:

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