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What's the proper way of disposing/recycling old hard drives?

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2 years ago#1
What's the proper way of disposing/recycling old hard drives?
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2 years ago#2
Drill a hole through it and throw it off a highway overpass.
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2 years ago#3
When you say 'properly dispose' do you mean the best way to protect your information or to protect the environment? A happy middle ground would be running dban then dropping it off at a collection center.
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2 years ago#4
Run a huge magnet over it
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2 years ago#5
I completely disassemble mine then bend and scratch every platter before chuckin everything in the dumpster.
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2 years ago#6
Toss it in a river, hope when metahumans find it in 5000 years in some archeological dig they won't be able to decipher all the porn on it. Or hope they do, probably worth a metalark or two.
2 years ago#7
Run KillDisk and reset all values to 0.

Then dish some physical trauma on the drive.
2 years ago#8
Fire.
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2 years ago#9
dban it, drill a few holes through it then bring it to the local computer recycling place.
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2 years ago#10
chuck it in the microwave
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