What's the proper way of disposing/recycling old hard drives? --- i5 2500 | 8Gb DDR3 | GTX 670 FTW | Asus P8 P67 | Intel 330 SSD | XFX 650W | Dell U2711
#2Ch3wyPosted 11/19/2013 11:34:08 AM
Drill a hole through it and throw it off a highway overpass. --- Every time you point out that something is an opinion Jesus shoots a kitten in the face.
#3PhilOnDezPosted 11/19/2013 11:36:17 AM
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. --- Every time I try to go where I really wanna be it's already where I am, 'cuz I'm already there XBL, PSN, Steam, Origin, BSN, GFAQs, MC: PhilOnDez
#4steveboblarryPosted 11/19/2013 11:37:06 AM
Run a huge magnet over it --- Official TimePharaoh Fanboy #1 Put this in your sig if you are a TimePharaoh fanboy
#5HydroCannabinolPosted 11/19/2013 11:37:57 AM
I completely disassemble mine then bend and scratch every platter before chuckin everything in the dumpster. --- Steam ID: Mind_Explosion I thought I chose very easy, not brand new to the game. - CheesyPhil
#6doctoglethorpePosted 11/19/2013 11:45:21 AM
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.
#7cloakedboltzPosted 11/19/2013 12:10:29 PM
Run KillDisk and reset all values to 0.
Then dish some physical trauma on the drive.
#8SzymaaPosted 11/19/2013 12:24:08 PM
Fire. --- ~Bow chicka bow wow~ I survived ApocalyPS3 & ApocalyPS3 2: Among Thieves
#9I_Am_On_FirePosted 11/19/2013 1:22:36 PM
dban it, drill a few holes through it then bring it to the local computer recycling place. --- HAF 912 | i3-3220 @ 3.3 GHz | SAPPHIRE HD 7850 2 GB OC Edition | Corsair CX430 | 8 GB Corsair XMS3 1600 | Seagate Barracuda 2 TB | MSI B75MA-P45 | Win 8x64