getting garbage faster using FreeBSD?
amesbury at umn.edu
Wed Feb 21 00:15:25 UTC 2007
Ivan Voras wrote:
> The obvious question - why don't you burn the tapes and hammer the disks? :)
Ah, low-tech. I know it well. Still, the last time I did any data
destruction, I found a 4 Tesla magnet does wonders. Downsides:
1) Oxford's 90cm bore, helium-cooled magnets aren't that
common, perhaps because a 2000V/500A power source
is a bit expensive (solution doesn't scale).
2) The hard drive has a tendency to fly out of one's
hands while moving it through the lines of force
(solution requires some physical coordination).
It's primarily for item #1 that I hadn't mentioned this earlier, as most
readers of -STABLE users are probably looking for a more scalable solution.
University of Minnesota
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