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

#1Dirk85UKPosted 11/19/2013 11:32:43 AM
What's the proper way of disposing/recycling old hard drives?
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#2Ch3wyPosted 11/19/2013 11:34:08 AM
Drill a hole through it and throw it off a highway overpass.
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#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.
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#4steveboblarryPosted 11/19/2013 11:37:06 AM
Run a huge magnet over it
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#5HydroCannabinolPosted 11/19/2013 11:37:57 AM
I completely disassemble mine then bend and scratch every platter before chuckin everything in the dumpster.
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#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.
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#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.
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#10johnny_payPosted 11/19/2013 1:29:49 PM
chuck it in the microwave