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In case of emergency

2009-06-08 18:03:17.526879+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Edit: Aack, simultaneous posting: See Eric's post below

Eric pointed out the Avax Manual Hard Drive Destroyer:

The MHDD also has a motor (MTR) option allowing automatic operation. This option does not limit the ability to be used manually in case of an emergency. The manual handle will still operate with the motor attached.

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-06-08 18:58:21.486815+00 by: ziffle

Wow! At 70 pounds you might want to get one for the office and another for the home.

Actually I prefer to use my hardrives and let them fail while I still need the data, but maybe this could be an option.


Could the data be gotten off even when the platter is bent? By one of those fancy data recovery people?

#Comment Re: made: 2009-06-08 19:08:22.557616+00 by: Dan Lyke

Ziffle, I think portions of the data might be recoverable. If you're serious about destroying your data you should probably keep an Oxy-MAPP or Oxy-Acetyline torch around.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-06-08 22:29:22.549971+00 by: ebradway

This takes the level of effort needed to do any recovery from a simple make the disks spin right again to using some kind of truly exotic technology to deal with bent platters. That is, instead of $100/GB, it would probably cost on the order of $1M/GB. And then there would be unrecoverable sections.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-06-09 12:58:17.374015+00 by: meuon [edit history]

So, you run your drives on eSata, keeping them in such a box ready for destroying... and then one day your bring your kids to work...

I think something powered by a 12gauge shell that fits in a triple height 5.25" bay with your drive in the middle might be a great project.