How-to really wipe your Hard Disk drive data before disposal
Now you have you new shiny 750GB HD, you've moved your
data, and your good, trusted, but old HD is going for
If you're still in doubt and brave enough follow this
So, you're here, let's go:
separate plastic, electronics, and metal so to dispose them properly
you should end with only the aluminium base, the motor and the bare disk plate
This is not a photoshop artwork! This is really my old HD reflecting the mountain near me!
now drill to enlarge the holes
go outside and fix your drive on a large wood table
find an old "good friction" pair of shoes
while gently pressing one side of the disk plate with
you foot "erase" gently (the plate is thin and the tools
are powerful) on the other
Be very careful... the disk will spin very fast!
use one more your screwdriver, put the plate upside-down and close again the screws
wipe this face now
repeat for each plate and each face
now you drive is REALLY BARE METAL so you can now dispose it properly aluminium parts with aluminium, steel with steel etc.
Next step is termite... but here I just let you imagine the tools... :-)
Your data is gone... vaporized... NSA won't be
able to recover a single bit
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