I have a drill press I keep in my garage back from my days working as a chippy that I'll often use for such tasks when a client asks me to permanently destroy a drive, leaving zero chance of recovery. The sound of the platters shattering when a 3/4" drill bit penetrates the drive is also strangely satisfying for some reason. Two or three passes with my drill press and I just dispose of the drive with the rest of our household garbage
This is my method after dban, at work, when we need to discard a drive that may contain customer info. Home stuff, I'm with Brian.I really am not that interesting to warrant NSA attention.
Edited by xrobwx, 07 December 2018 - 09:02 AM.