getting garbage faster using FreeBSD?
smithi at nimnet.asn.au
Wed Feb 21 09:17:15 UTC 2007
On Tue, 20 Feb 2007, Alan Amesbury wrote:
> 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.
Scaleable? Easy ..
For 2.5" drives, a tack hammer does nicely.
For 3.5" to 5" drives, a claw hammer suffices.
For 14"? IBM disk packs a small sledge is optimal (if short of tanks!)
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