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Last post Author Topic: Recommendations Destroying Storage Media??  (Read 11219 times)

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Re: Recommendations Destroying Storage Media??
« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2007, 07:26:19 AM »
Thinner might work too, but can't be considered harmless... Aren't there supposed to be bacteria that eat CDs, at least the part that holds the actual data?

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Re: Recommendations Destroying Storage Media??
« Reply #26 on: December 27, 2007, 07:49:38 AM »
WARNING: these are all listed as 'Don't Try This @ Home'


How to destroy CD's.
This one does contain a thumb drive.
And since iPods can hold sensitive data, you might want to know how to destroy those too.

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Re: Recommendations Destroying Storage Media??
« Reply #27 on: December 27, 2007, 09:02:08 AM »
For CD destruction I recommend the MailMate Shredder (handles CD's):
http://www.staples.c...ey=StaplesZipCodeAdd

I have had this shredder for a while and it works great.  Unopened junk mail, cd's, papers with staples in it - handles it all.

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Re: Recommendations Destroying Storage Media??
« Reply #28 on: December 27, 2007, 12:54:15 PM »
Ditto to Veign and the CD shredder. I bought one and gave my old shredder to a friend.

I did a normal delete of all the files. Then used eraser to do a seven time 0/1 write and then used it to write pseudo random data to it. Once I did all that, I realized that CF and USB sticks could be ripped open and the memory chips ripped apart with a pair of pliers.  :P I did the same with the hard drive platters. It's all good practice for when the US Government becomes a totalitarian state in a few years and I am deemed a member of the rebel alliance.