Shredding some data

A few months ago I saw a local company performing thorough physical destruction of thousands of hard drives. Here’s a pic!

Thorough physical destruction of the entire data storage medium is generally considered the most certain way to counter data remanence. However, the process is generally time-consuming and cumbersome. Physical destruction may require extremely thorough methods, as even a small media fragment may contain large amounts of data.

Physically breaking the media apart, by grinding, shredding, etc:

Just bought another 2TB of HDDs

Newegg.com had these 1TB Samsung hard drives as their “Shell Shocker” daily deal, $64.99 each with free shipping. The price was right.

I’m going to add these to my existing RAID configuration to increase storage capacity.

SAMSUNG EcoGreen F2 HD103SI 1TB 5400 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5” Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive