You all are Da Bomb!!!
I appreciate all of the above "methods of hdd destruction!" I'd keep mine too..however I just got out of paranoid jail. My parole officer is coming next week and I promised I'd have the hdd's destroyed (part of recovery!) Then, off with all of the monitors, mice, ram, keyboards, cables or I'll be a suspect in grand theft! Old cases have been retrofitted for jewelry..safe there!
I'm a hoarder of computer bits..time to ditch and start anew!
In all honesty, I do believe that the issue of not having any of your person data "stolen" with tossing a hard drive is more than likely over-rated. However, it's really cool to have a mind-set tune up about others thoughts!
(Now I realize my recovery is not going so well, as one hdd was my parents who are deceased!!)
Now then, where are those tools!!!
(NickAu..do you serve any Roo in your chit-chat about drive encryption! I'm stopping by!)