Re: recycling hard-drives

Richard Justice

Hi Heather,
The simplest way would be to either drill several holes in the drive where the disc is located, or just break off the connectors on the back of the drive.
Doubtful that anyone would dry to disassemble the drive to get at the data.

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Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2022 11:15 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] recycling hard-drives


Yes I erased the drives but, I was just told that they have programs that can retreave the data even if you erased everything on the drive.  IS there a sure way to erase data that noone can retreave it again. Besdies the hammer? I want to bring them to the recycling plant this week. Thanks Heather

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From: Byron Stephens
Sent: Monday, May 9, 2022 11:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] recycling hard-drives


Do a low level format. There are programs that should do that.

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Sent: Monday, May 9, 2022 9:24 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] recycling hard-drives


Hay, I have some old hardd-drives and I want to recycle them. I erased the info but, someone told me that they have programs that can still steal your data off drives. How do I make sure this will not happen with my old drives when I recycle them? Thanks Heather


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