Can You Wipe Data from a Failed Hard Drive

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  1. hawki

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    I usually just drive a nail through the disk and platter.
     
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    +1. A power drill works really well, too :)
     
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    If you want you can try to take the magnets out while you're at it. Most are usually pretty brittle and get damaged trying to take them out, but they are strong.
     
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    Degaussing seems like a good option. Have to look for a place that has a strong one or rents them out.

    Hammers, nails, power drills etc wouldn't work in this case, but I always remove the drive and do that sort of thing when an old PC breaks down.
     
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