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Hard Drive & Computer Shredding/Disposal
  • jenniferjuly August 25, 2013 - 2:05 pm #85065 Reply

    Anyone know of a place where you can drop off hard drives for shredding and disposal?

    Rick August 25, 2013 - 2:30 pm #85066 Reply

    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.

    Sunshine August 25, 2013 - 4:54 pm #85068 Reply

    Take it outside and smash the crap out of it with a hammer.

    Dezlboy August 25, 2013 - 5:00 pm #85070 Reply

    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.  :-)

     

    JamesE August 26, 2013 - 9:15 am #85089 Reply

    DBAN is a free tool that will do a DOD 7 pass random 1/0 write, it just takes a long time.

    Quoth the Raven August 26, 2013 - 9:26 am #85090 Reply

    The good news is that if you mistakenly smash the wrong one, there is a backup available from the government!

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