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Smash or Wipe?

Getting rid of an old computer? Should you wipe the hard drive or smash it into smithereens? If it’s a drive that I don’t own or intend to sell, I wipe it. Darik’s Boot and Nuke is pretty thorough. If the drive is worthless, I smash it with a hammer. The platters and drive heads are easily destroyed but the cast aluminum frame of older drives can be pretty tough.

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