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.