Selling personal laptop - dangerous?

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Re: Selling personal laptop - dangerous?

Postby pertristis » Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:55 pm

lustre_mud wrote:
pertristis wrote:Or, if you're truly worried about someone using your hard drive for ill, buy a new one and put it in there. Then, assuming you don't want to keep the old hard drive, open up the old hard drive, take out the platters, and use a power sander to scrub all the platters.

yep. i do this to my old hard drives. not worth the risk.

I believe it is how the government destroys hard disks with their most secretive information. I don't do it myself, but that's another story.

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