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Jul. 24th, 2008

11:39 am - Too cool... and too weird... a hand-cranked hard drive eraser

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Hi!

This was mentioned to me by a coworker. It's a hand-cranked manual hard drive eraser (degausser). The article is definitely worth the read. It's more than a little histrionic, but it gets the point across. So READ it already!

Cheers! generalist

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From:gomijacogeo
Date:July 24th, 2008 07:07 pm (UTC)
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According to the NSA doc linked to by the article, hard drives have to be disassembled first and only the media goes into the degausser.

I'd stick with thermite.
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From:jymdyer
Date:July 25th, 2008 05:06 am (UTC)

Hard on the ol' RSI.

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=v= I'd rather have a bicycle-powered one.
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