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Coding Badly


Without ever turning on the power, we remove the computer manufacture's harddrive and store it in a safe place.

The original harddrive is replaced by an encrypting harddrive.  Change the password ... poof ... contents unreadable.

When the computer is donated or sold, the original harddrive is put back in the computer.

If the old encrypting harddrive has less than three years use, it is put in the replacement computer.  If the old encrypting harddrive has less than six years use, it is used for temporary storage.  If the old encrypting harddrive is older than six years, it meets DBAN then the belt-sander (we're a bit paranoid).

I am still crying that those scumbags Western Digital bought Hitachi GST.  Since the merger, the only encrypting harddrives we have been able to find are Intel SSDs.  To add insult to injury, the Western Digital drive in one of our test computers # failed after just two days of normal use.  Did I mention I hate Western Digital?


# In our test computers, the original harddrive is used for the OEM version of Windows.

liudr

I heard a slightly less meticulous way of data destruction the DOOM party:
Install DOOM on all previously wiped hard drives with top covers removed. Play DOOM on local network and start adding ketchup to each drive until everyone crashed their DOOM. Now that I regurgitated it here, I start to think this is just someone's imagination. The ketchup will be sputtered all over the place, will it not?

BTW, I took the laptop to the Univ. tech support after unsuccessfully attempting to fix MBR with lenovo rescue recovery repair tool. They have install discs and they do it for free.

Osgeld

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Did I mention I hate Western Digital?


my experience with WD has been quick death, loud or slooow, I refuse to buy them, and I dread using them if they cross my path

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