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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Goldstein
> Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2008 9:08 AM
> To: 'TECHWR-L'
> Subject: RE: What about OLD computers??
> Melting the drive into slag could be even more fun than using
> a power drill! Do you need a kiln for that?
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Dossy Shiobara
> > Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2008 7:48 AM
> > To: TECHWR-L
> > Subject: Re: What about OLD computers??
> > Also, for those who advise people "just drill some holes"
> > through the platter - with the increase in drive density,
> even a 1 sq.
> > cm section of platter can contain many megabytes of data -
> enough to
> > store an entire
> > (defragmented) sensitive document.
> > For truly sensitive data, melting it into slag is the only known
> > secure way of destroying magnetic data.
> > This isn't merely theoretical speculation or scare tactics:
> > people have demonstrated reasonable recovery procedures already.
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