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#1 glgrumpy ONLINE  

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Posted January 16, 2016 - 06:09 PM

Tore up old hardrive from old puter from wayback and they said to destroy it. So, I took out tiny little screws, bent tabs, jambed and rambed and got the discs out. I find it amazing how they can design and make those tiny little motors and coils and wires and make it work. I like shiny objects, so this is what I got! Darn things are super smooth and even pretty hard, and bearings that would spin for a long time, heh!

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Posted January 16, 2016 - 06:13 PM

the magnets are very strong



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Posted January 16, 2016 - 06:38 PM

Ge-e-e-e-e-z.  I thought they were supposed to look like that.



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Posted January 16, 2016 - 09:09 PM

The old ones at work have to be cut in half and the halves sent to different disposal companies.

 

I think a DBAN (4 pass DOD erasure) session would suffice, but my boss asked for this as a low tech approach he can see and verify quickly.

 

Wonder what we will have to do with the eventual failed SSD?


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Posted January 16, 2016 - 09:27 PM

Looks like that one has the metal platters.

 

Some have glass platters and will shatter then you whack them with a hammer.



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Posted January 16, 2016 - 09:32 PM

Easy way to make lots of little pieces.



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Posted January 17, 2016 - 06:43 AM

I work in a hospital and "ALL" computers go to IT services for disposal. They destroy the HDs and any other possible storage of patient data etc. Pretty soon we will be getting away from rotating media. I remember back in the early 90s we ran an entire lab reporting and data acquisition system with about 20 terminals on an HP1000 mini computer with a total of about 150mb of HDs. There were 3 of them and they were as big as a dishwasher. Things have come a long way since then. 






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