how would you guys destroy 30+ hard drive platters? I have to destroy them for work and I am trying to thing of the best way to do it .... maybe even the most creative or fun way .... so, any thoughts?
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liquid nitrogen bath + sledgehammer....
but more practically just a couple of whacks with a hammer is all it will take. And then if you want to be extra sure, a nice caustic bath in a bucket--dissolve some Red Devil Lye in a big plastic bucket, add HDD's and let them soak for a hour or two. Carefully pour out the solution and then rinse them off before you pick them up.
Okay, but seriously, just put several holes through each with a drill then fill them up with "liquid nails" or some other glue that will set like concrete.
Done it before and it is fairly quick to do.
SO how did you end up destroying the drive platters?
If you haven't taken car of them yet, you could try getting a friend with a front wheel drive car, put the platters in front of the rear tires, roll the car onto them, pull up the handbrake and sink the right foot into the carpet. Not only is that method effective, but it is loads of fun.
P.S. Don't do a burnout on the platters, we did manage to destroy the data on them, but I owed a guy a new radiator timing belt. :-(
They are almost too small. We done it with a Toyota Corolla with very narrow tires.
And yeah, McDonalds trays was where I got the idea from. I'm going to find a roadwork site and ask them to do what WHS suggested. Maybe when my kids have grown up we can drive past it and I can say "I put that there 25 years ago" lol
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