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Old 06-13-08, 01:17 PM
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small hard drive

I saved the hard drive from my old laptop and I recovered the important information from it and successfully reformatted the drive.

It is only a 6 gig drive so I don't think it makes much sense to keep it for any kind of back up usage. Should I just go ahead and destroy it and then toss the broken parts?
 
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Old 06-13-08, 01:21 PM
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Bust it open and take out the magnets. There are some very powerful magnets inside hard drives. I always find magnets fun to play with.
 
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Old 06-13-08, 02:44 PM
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Yes, if you had any personal or sensitive data on it you'll want to destroy it before getting rid of it. It's a very easy thing to hook up an old drive and recover data (even after it's been formatted).
 
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Old 06-16-08, 05:33 AM
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Yeah Hahahahaha. Those magnates are alot ofun to pla ywith. they really stick down hard.
 
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Old 06-16-08, 11:33 AM
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The drive is history and I did not find any super powerful magnets. Nor did I find any such magnets in the other laptop drive I destroyed a few months ago.

BTW, on another forum I got into an argument with a woman that stated the ONLY way to protect any data was a DOD rewriting program. She insisted that a competent person could recover data even if the discs themselves were broken. Well, the discs I found were quite brittle and broke into hundreds of tiny bits. I don't see how anyone could ever recover data from a hard drive that had been smashed.
 
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Old 06-16-08, 04:18 PM
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Give the pieces to the woman and ask her to extract the information for you.
 
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