Video: How to destroy hard drives

Erasing functioning hard drives is easy, but how do you prevent data from being recovered from dead or dying hard drives?

Normally when making sure no one can recover the data off of a hard drive you use one of the three traditional approaches (a software eraser, hardware eraser, or make use whole disk encryption). But how do you prevent data from being recovered from dead or dying hard drives?

In this video I show you the method I use, and try a couple of methods I've been told have worked for others in the past. Some of the methods worked, and others weren't so successful.

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