[TriLUG] HD failure eminent?
slitt at troubleshooters.com
Mon Dec 20 10:40:54 EST 2004
Also, the sledge hammer technique is the best one for positively erasing any
data that might be on the HD. When disposing of a HD, I always hammer it til
no part of any platter exceeds one square centimeter.
On Monday 20 December 2004 10:05 am, David McDowell wrote:
> I'll 2nd this notion! Nothing like a 20lb sledge vs harddrive battle.
> I'm sure you can figure out the outcome... + it's good for stress
> relief since the drive is responsible for the headache it probably
> gave you before the battle was declared.
> David McD
> On Mon, 20 Dec 2004 09:09:49 -0500, Phillip Rhodes wrote:
> > Personally, I've had enough hassles with failed hard-drives lately, that
> > my suggestion is to buy a new drive at the first sign of possible
> > failure, and beat the old one to pieces with a sledge-hammer (after
> > copying the data off!) to make sure it doesn't get re-used by mistake.
> > Unless money is really tight, it seems to me that hard-drives
> > are cheap enough these days that it doesn't make sense to risk
> > playing around with a suspect drive.
> > TTYL,
> > Phil
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