[ILUG] wiping a faulty hard disk
proinnsias at linux.ie
Thu Aug 9 12:24:46 IST 2007
On Thu, Aug 09, 2007 at 12:15:41PM +0100, Cian Cullinan wrote:
> First, check with your supplier what they require from you. Sometimes
> the backplate from the disk enough.
> Secondly, if the disks are functional enough for you to read, are they
> functional enough for you to run something like "shred" on?
> Thirdly, a degausser powerful enough to wipe the info on your disks
> will very likely also break some of the sensitive mechanisms in there.
And the very obvious one you left out :
If the data is *that* important, it's worth more than the cost
of a hard-drive ... just put a few holes in it and scrap it, forget the
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