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Drive Destruction

2009-06-08 17:26:35.791064+00 by ebradway 1 comments

A friend sent me a link to an article from the AAAS about using carbon nanotubes for permanent data archives. That's really cool because one of the biggest challenges facing archivists is the constant need to transfer information from decaying media to newer media.

But the real fun came from an ad Google showed while I was reading the prior bit in my email for the Manual Hard Drive Destroyer, noted as the green solution to drive destruction:

The model MHDD, Manual Hard Drive Destroyer, is designed for the destruction of all standard hard drives. It is ideal for emergency situations when electricity may not be available and quick destruction is a must.

I've never been in a situation where my electricity had been cut off and, for some reason, I had to quickly destroy all my hard drives. But it's good to know that it's available if I ever need it ;)

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-06-09 16:29:57.778554+00 by: petronius [edit history]

Speaking of carbon nanotubes: addition of tubes to aluminum make it stronger than steel at 1/3rd the weight. Now, if they could just get the transparency issue solved.....