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Would this work?

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#1 compunerd


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Posted 24 January 2010 - 06:49 PM

I have an old Radio Shack bulk tape eraser. I wonder if I was to pass it over an old hard drive, will it destroy whatever is on it, similar to erasing a tape?

Just curious.


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#2 Sneakycyber


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Posted 24 January 2010 - 10:00 PM

Yes but you also run the risk of damaing the HDD depending on the strenght of the magnet you may attract a head into a platter or into the case. It could work for destructive deleting. In that case DBAN is much more effective since it leaves no trace of information once its been run. You can also use a drill to make holes in the platters. But forensic technology can still recover information off any part of the drive still left intact.
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