I tried to wipe my hard drive with a magnet – This is what happened

ajan

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The ol' "This is what happened" trick will definitely work this time, I swear.
 

DTBA

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|It depends, I will still not do it I have seen it wipe a drive. It really depends on some factors
 

DeathStrike

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if you really want to destroy a drive. take a drill and make a few holes. maybe even open the drive and then take a magnet to each drive disk.
 

Totempole

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This theory has been tested may times before.

Long story short, a CRT Degaussing coil does the trick. :D
 
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Arthur

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I generally bash out the controller board and then put a 12 lb hammer through the platters.
 

sajunky

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One of IBM's very first hard drives was named after the Winchester rifle.
It had dual heads, it is a reason.

Re: these nonsence tests. It appears it needs some sort of university degree, access to Wikipedia and R10 calculator to predict result. Shame.
 

AstroTurf

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I once put a HDD magnet onto a hard drive to prove it would do no harm and it popped the hard drives magnet out of its housing.
 

bwana

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I've got a hammer which has become somewhat magnetised over the years - it never fails to render a hdd inoperable. ;)
 
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