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  • kree
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    Originally posted by astcell
    Don't risk getting hurt yourself, one of these toys should do the job just fine!
    That would look good on the kitchen counter next to the toaster and blender!

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  • rascal1981
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    Originally posted by astcell
    Don't risk getting hurt yourself, one of these toys should do the job just fine!
    Thats a sweet looking device; I would buy that rather then all of the other ways of destroying a cd/dvd. Really breaking the cd or scratching it up isn't too bad, its the dvds that drive me up a wall. Good post though Astcell!

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  • astcell
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    Don't risk getting hurt yourself, one of these toys should do the job just fine!

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  • Qu|rk
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    Originally posted by LiteHedded
    yes.
    if you never want to use the drive or disk again it's surprisingly simple to destroy data....my father's wood chipper comes to mind....
    If you work in a decent sized corporation...throw the stack of CD's in the microwave for about.. 30 seconds or so, do it at night so you can watch the cool lightning storm while you're doing it, then take them to your work and use the paper shredder, most good shredders will tear a CD to pieces in a heartbeat, and with you cooking the CD in the micro beforehand, any data recovered wouldn't be enough to do anything with I feel.

    Qu|rk-

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  • LiteHedded
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    yes.
    if you never want to use the drive or disk again it's surprisingly simple to destroy data....my father's wood chipper comes to mind....

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  • dYn4mic
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    For a CD, you can just scratch off the reflective surface... then break/melt it...

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  • kree
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    Originally posted by rascal1981
    I have actually seen the device at one of my sites I visit in Lake Forest, CA and they report that its nothing but problems. It takes forever to run and gets stuck ejecting the disc (if this is the one I am thinking of). Better off just breaking the disc or burning it as you state.
    Yea, I believe the device was about $40. It seems as if it would be more of a novilty item than something productive.

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  • rascal1981
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    Originally posted by kree
    On a side note I was in fry's and I saw a "cd destroyer" they had a sample of what it produced, I thought it would shred the cd into confetti but instead it just simply did a checker pattern on both sides of the disk more or less thermal style. Would this still pass DoD specs I was kind of in a hurry at frys in buying a desk and chair for my daughter so I did not get to read the info on the box but hell if the DoD have these electro microscopes that read hard disk would a cd or dvd back up be such a concern even passed through such a device? I do realize that a simple campfire or even a bic lighter would render such media null and at a significantly lower price, anyone have any thoughts or experience with this type of device?
    I have actually seen the device at one of my sites I visit in Lake Forest, CA and they report that its nothing but problems. It takes forever to run and gets stuck ejecting the disc (if this is the one I am thinking of). Better off just breaking the disc or burning it as you state.

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  • kree
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    On a side note I was in fry's and I saw a "cd destroyer" they had a sample of what it produced, I thought it would shred the cd into confetti but instead it just simply did a checker pattern on both sides of the disk more or less thermal style. Would this still pass DoD specs I was kind of in a hurry at frys in buying a desk and chair for my daughter so I did not get to read the info on the box but hell if the DoD have these electro microscopes that read hard disk would a cd or dvd back up be such a concern even passed through such a device? I do realize that a simple campfire or even a bic lighter would render such media null and at a significantly lower price, anyone have any thoughts or experience with this type of device?

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  • dYn4mic
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    Yeah I second that..
    More than 7 wipes and your past the DoD and government standards... (but how high are those on anything..?)
    The *nix cmd: shred does a default of 25 I think, there's also a lot of Zero fillers and other utils for secure file deletion and HD formatting.
    But true.. the NSA does have some crazy microscopes i hear.

    Acid and some serious, serious fire... then bottem of a great lake, or maybe the pacific ocean, or a volcano... They won't be getting and of my data... muuh hahahah ...

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  • Qu|rk
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    Originally posted by Nibowin
    naw i would just go with a tape eraser, a flip of the switch and bam all the info is gone
    Your posts never cease to amaze me, don't misinterpret that for a good thing..

    Originally posted by Jesse
    not according to the NSA's electron microscopes...
    Very true, I do believe that 7+ = military strength, and there are a few packages out there that do it, or more quite easily. System Mechanic is capable of 9, maybe 12+ passes, after overwriting with garbage data numerous times, truncating size to 0, and then overwriting several more. That is not to say that it is flawless, or data cannot still be found..but they will have a hell of a challenge on their hands should they choose to do so.

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  • jesse
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    not according to the NSA's electron microscopes...

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  • Nibowin
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    Originally posted by kallahar
    Just to clarify things, it wasn't thermite they were using. It was most likely run of the mill black powder. They likely ignited it with a model rocket ignition. The hard drive also probably survived so their entire goal wasn't met. Plus just pouring black powder into a drive bay might make it possible for it to ignite during normal use of the computer.

    Now, to really destroy a drive, maybe a few shaped charges set around the drive would work. I'd hate to bump the *unprotected momentary switch* on the side of the computer though. :)
    naw i would just go with a tape eraser, a flip of the switch and bam all the info is gone

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  • rascal1981
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    Originally posted by skroo
    Man... People still care about thebroken?
    I agree; They are ok for comic relief but there are much better sources of information out there.

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  • skroo
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    Originally posted by bascule
    In its perpetual commitment to timeliness, or lack thereof, /. has linked these videos. Let stupidity ensue!
    Man... People still care about thebroken?

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