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Killing a hard drive?

I need to kill a hard drive and make it look like an accident. My rant on how much Best Buy and their service plans suck, to follow.
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Re: Killing a hard drive?

What's your timeframe? (Aside from the obligitory ASAP.)
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I'd like to show back up tonight.
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Re: Killing a hard drive?

Did you try removing the hard drive, getting some sorta static shock going with your carpet and feet then shocking the hard drive to see if that will wipe it out?
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Re: Killing a hard drive?

P.s. maybe you could go into the code and delete some very important coding of the start up sequence??
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Re: Killing a hard drive?

Hard Drive Data Corruption
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Re: Killing a hard drive?

I don't need to corrupt the data... It already does that on its own, though, they can't find any problems with their diagnostics. So, when it goes back, I'm guaranteeing they will find a hardware problem.
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I don't need to corrupt the data... It already does that on its own, though, they can't find any problems with their diagnostics. So, when it goes back, I'm guaranteeing they will find a hardware problem.
I know IBM hates it when they can verify that you slamed it really hard so the read heads hit the platters causing it to not work or come up with errs.
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Re: Killing a hard drive?

Ok, I just talked to my dad the P.C. whiz. He said any physical damage is not advisable due to evidence left behind. According to him you need a program to wipe out the hard drive (but some people maybe able to recover the hard drive data). He said the best way to destroy it so that noone will be able to read the data is to, 1:remove hard drive 2: power hard drive directly with reveresed polarity from external power source like a car battery 3: reinstall hard drive. This way there is no real physical damage and no one will be able to read the data using corruption retreival software. Be carefull not to use too much power so the drive doesn't melt or blow up(he said it not me). The hard drive runs on 12v to give you an idea of how much power to use, i'm not sure since i've never done this, but I think 20v sould be sufficient without smoking the wires.

p.s. DISCLAIMER, I'VE NEVER DONE THIS SO I'M NOT PROMISING RESULTS.
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Ok, I just talked to my dad the P.C. whiz. He said any physical damage is not advisable due to evidence left behind.
I have never known anyone to come back and say that I slammed a drive. I highly doubt the geeksquad is going to cleanroom it right there.
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Re: Killing a hard drive?

just put 12volts on the 5 volt line.that should kill an ic or cut a run in the pcb. just make it look like nothing happened.

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I have never known anyone to come back and say that I slammed a drive. I highly doubt the geeksquad is going to cleanroom it right there.
I'm just a messenger dude, my first instinct would be to rough it up real good too.
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Re: Killing a hard drive?

It's the damnedest thing... It's not recognizing the hard drive at all anymore....



I guess I should take it back in for service.
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I was going to suggest over-voltage too but looks like you're all set!
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Re: Killing a hard drive?

There you go causing our costs to go up again. Hopefully it was on your State Farm policy.
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