Anyone know of a place where you can drop off hard drives for shredding and disposal?
I’ve never heard of such a service, but if you have a drill and a bit that’s maybe a little rusty and a little past it’s prime, put a couple holes in it and be done with it.
Take it outside and smash the crap out of it with a hammer.
Wear safety glasses or goggles. Be safe.
Also, there are free software programs (via web) that will erase drives and overwrite them to “military spec” so the original info can’t be pulled off the drive. But, in all reality, smashing it does the trick.
Or take the hard drive to Best Buy’s Geek Squad. Tell them you’re having trouble reading some of the material on the drive. They will be sure to erase the whole drives and make it completely unusable or recoverable. :-)
DBAN is a free tool that will do a DOD 7 pass random 1/0 write, it just takes a long time.
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