I'm betting a bulk tape eraser (like you use to wipe out old reel-to-reel or cart tapes) would have enough oomph to scramble the data on a drive.jhhoffma wrote:No, that doesn't work. It does wicked damage to a CRT though....andyb wrote:Does that actually work......I keep a very large speaker magnet on hand for wiping out hard drives in general.
I have used the stupidly powerful magnets that are actually used "inside" HDD's and that doesnt work, I thought that the magnetism had to be directed very very specifically to actually work.
Whereas physical damage will definitely work.
Alternately, I like the dropping from great height onto concrete method and I'm looking forward to trying out jhhoffma's method at some point (I have a Yugoslavian 8mm Mouser that makes a 30-30 look girlish).