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Are there ways to physically destroy hard drives that can be done in an apartment, ie no loud noises, no fire, no fumes?
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>>47135968
take it apart, smash platters
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Scratch up the disks?
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Drill a hole in the case and pour HCL in there.
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>>47135968
Cum on it
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>>47135968
Open up the hard drive and place a small bit of liquid mercury onto the platters.
Platters as if they never existed.
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Easily taken apart. Break platters.

Stop overthinking this, you tinfoil moron.
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>>47135983
just piss in it

cheaper
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>>47135968
cum on the platter

no FBI agent would want to go near your degenerate seed,
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Drop it from an aeroplane.
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Blend the platters?
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>>47135994
Video related.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7Ilxsu-JlY
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I work at a company that destroys hdd's. We have a huge shredder that pretty much does what in your pic. Easiest way is to take apart the hdd and scratch up the disks or take a torch to them.
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>>47135968
Why would you want to do that, negro? You a criminal or some shit? Use a large electromagnet on top of it.
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Open the drive case.

Leave a note inside that says, "please do not access this data."

Close the drive case.
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>attempting to destroy a HDD

Just toss it into a river, faggot
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50 min talk on exactly this

https://youtu.be/1M73USsXHdc
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I once shot a couple of failed laptop hard drives with an air rifle. Their insides were full of shattered mirror-like metal debris, I was satisfied.
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>>47135980
this

>>47136001
now I'm hot and bothered thinking of the possibility that maybe one of them might WANT to touch my drive because I came on it
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Sodium hydroxide, (easily available in drain cleaners), ought to destroy the coating of the platters.

Be careful though.
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>>47136097
If you are caught on camera doing this you've basically confirmed your guilt. Innocent people don't throw shit in rivers.

And it could still potentially be recovered- I'm sure intelligence services have methods for predicting where things thrown in inland water will end up and searching for them.

But of course this is irrelevant, because there is nothing illegal on your drive and you're just trying to get rid of online banking passwords, right? River is fine then. Just open it and dispose of each platter separately.
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I heard you could freeze the hard drive and then drop it and it would shatter the platters
Anyone think this is retarded?
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but you can always write the data with 0's, all quiet, just takes a bit of time to do, hell you can even use the hdd afterwards if the need arises and still not be afraid of old data being there as you wrote 0's on it
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DBAN and good ol sledgy
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Shit on it
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>>47135968
buy some really small tweezers and pull out every single bit from each platter
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>>47136816
Seconding DBAN. Can confirm FBI can't recover anything afterwards.
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>Open
>scrape the magnetic coating from platters
Done. Most likely, just opening it up and sneezing on the platters would be enough to keep any agencies interested in your shit from accessing it, unless you're Bin Laden tier.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Degaussing

also
http://www.overclock.net/t/1227597/how-to-secure-erase-your-solid-state-drive-ssd-with-parted-magic
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>>47135968
easiest way in the world is to just put a eletro-magnet on it
magnets fuck up a HDD and destory data.

then you can just sell it again and it would be blank. no body can recover any data from a magnet wipe.

also you could just open up the hard drive and scrah the platters with keys
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>>47135968

A 24/7 standby defib unit.
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>>47135968

if your goal is to remove any trace of data from the drive beyond any means of recovery, just format it and run a gutmann 35 pass wipe on that shit,
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>>47136296
no he will be charged with disposing electronics in a way that harm the environment and found out his illegally obtained porn and will the be first case of a guy went to jail for pirating porn, have fun with multiple agencies dick up his ass :^)
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>>47136005
why would you erase a hard drive only to throw it from a plane?
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>>47136011
This. Unless it contains something the CIA would spend millions to have people read out bit by bit with an electron microscope, nobody's going to be reading a bent platter.
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>>47137404
if I pull those platters off, will it die?
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>>47137496
it would be extremely destructive
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>>47137002
Yawn. The "gutmann 35 pass wipe" hasn't been relevant for years and is completely useless/overkill. You should read his paper, it's quite good (albeit old).
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>>47137562
you're a big seagate drive
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>>47137565
DOUBLE YAWN
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Oven.
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>>47136840
False. They got me after DBAN
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>>47137578
for you
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microwave it
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>>47135968
Destroy it with Software first, then you can think about hardware. If you've got a blade coffee grinder (burr grinder won't work, plus burr grinders are the good type so don't ruin it) you can put the individual platers broken up into that and then scatter the remaining dust throughout a dumpster or into a river. That is 100% unrecoverable
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One nail, driven straight into the disk.
The next thing you'll hear is the rattle of a thousand pieces
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>>47137578
was failing part of your plan
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>>47137565

yup, i know a single zero wipe is good enough, but op seems to be paranoid so the gutmann method would bring him some extra comfort.
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>>47137672
ofcourse, we have to sell a drive atleast every 2 years
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Take it apart and then frisbee the platters out the window.
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Remember to take the magnets out and play with them when your done. The best part.
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Open the drive and take everything but the platters out.
Connect it to power.
Smash it with a hammer.
They'll never get the bits out of your carpet and eyes!

Atheists: 1
FBI: 0
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You don't destroy it anon. You simply wipe it clean and install in a different computer where someone else will use it. Is there a computer at work or school? Maybe a library? There is literally tons of places that no one would suspect, much less even look.

No one will know to check and see if there is a hard drive taped to the back of a ceiling fan blade
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Just format it.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQYPCPB1g3o
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1 HDD, 2 liter bottle of cola, 1-2 weeks in a crappy pie tin or jiffy pop tin, add 1 wave of hand over the friggin hazmat it dissolved into. Data or Retrieval = Vanish.
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How has no one mentioned encryption yet? Encrypt the entire drive - then the only thing you have to destroy is the encryption key.
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>>47137846
this.

the best.
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>>47138320
...assuming the encryption doesn't have a backdoor and can't be broken.
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>>47135968
>i have some seriously dangerous stuff on my hdd and i don't wanna get caught
Just open it and have fun with whatever you find inside, you paranoid moron.
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>>47135968
Take apart disk, but platter in oven, high settings, 5 hours maybe.
Quench them afterwards or let them cool over a big neodymium magnet.
Unless you have national-security level data, it'll be enough.

Also consider dissolving them in acid, which is pretty much irrecoverable.
Don't forget to wipe the cache with random shit.

>>47136113
watching.
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>>47138332
This is especially true if you've got the big boys after you. The Snowden leaks showed that multiple types of encryption were broken by the NSA. Irreparable physical damage is the best course, put it in a blender until it's dust and then chuck it in a river.
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>>47135968
>yfw there are machines costing several 10000 dollas that do exactly this professionally.
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>>47136113
>https://youtu.be/1M73USsXHdc
Man I fucking love DEFCON talks. Shit is always so entertaining
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>>47135968
Thermite shape charge wrapped around the drive with an RFID detonator cap.

Once you've made the powder you can mix it into regular dough or that play putty thing whatever its called to make it a shape charge, then just stick a cap or two in the sticky mass and you're set, or just use a bundle of sparklers if you wanna light it manually.

Used to make this shit with my grandpa innawoods when i was a kid, mostly for tank / LAV sabotage melting the barrel shut or #reking the tracks when shit finally goes down, but it should for hard drives too.

Could also probably write an app that uses one of your phone's antennas to blast the frequency the cap's set to if you're caught in the shitter or something when the pigs bust in.

Easy as fuck to make, and its even legal for the time being.
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>>47138414
>yfw it's basically a big fucking document shredder
>>47138422
>thermite
>usable in a apartment
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>>47138422
This seems far too complex for such a simple task. You want it not only destroyed but gone. Like pretty much dust
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>>47138446
It's fucking thermite, it'll burn hot enough to turn the insides of the computer into molten slag.

Of course, OP specifically asked for no fire nor fumes, so...
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>>47136797
Idiot.
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>>47138443
>usable in a apartment

Get a big baked clay pot and burn your shit in it, you'll get allot of smoke/fumes but it won't burn through it, its better then having the pigs frame you for something.

Plus if you're in no hurry just take it innawoods and do it there.

>>47138446
>gone. Like pretty much dust

Nigga it melts, literally melts, construction grade steel, in a matter of seconds.

The fuck you think its gonna do to some aluminum, silicon and whatever the fuck the platter is made of?
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>>47138476
there has not been a single case where data was recovered after being overwritten by 0's
prove otherwise
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>>47138332
Encrypt and destroy? For that ultimate peace of mind for all you paranoid fuckers out there.
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>>47135968
Put in freezer?
Submerse in soft drink?
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>>47136350
No, but a better way would be taking some canned air and turning it upside down to freeze the platters. Then just smash them into pieces.
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>>47138570
Call it a thirsty driver :^)
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>>47135968
unscrew it, then smash the platters, won't be too hard

if the platters are metal instead of glass, then i suppose just bend and scrach the fuck out of them
perhaps also remove the actuator arm magnets (which are typically powerful as shit) and rub them over the platters
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>>47138534
Nice b8 m8
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connect the drive, start a large read or write to get it spinning nice and fast, then put a powerful magnet near it. hear those heads grind
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>>47136113
Too little info, too many bad jokes.
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http://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/13674/is-it-possible-to-recover-data-on-a-zeroed-hard-drive

just zero it with dd or dban

any modern high capacity (and by high i mean tens of gigabytes+) hdd makes any feasable recovery from a single zero pass impossible
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>>47138677
>start a large read or write to get it spinning nice and fast
lel, we're talking about hdd's, not optical drives

hdd's spin at a constant speed regardless of how you're accessing them
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>>47135968
microwave the platters
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>>47138733
not if you have hdparm or something like that installed that dynamically changes HDD speed for power purposes.
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