[CentOS] help fdisk and dd

JohnS jses27 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 5 23:03:51 UTC 2010


On Fri, 2010-03-05 at 22:33 +0000, David G.Miller wrote:
> <m.roth at ...> writes:
> 
> > 
> > > m.roth at ... wrote:
> > >
> > > [...]
> > >
> > >> Alternatively, the answer on another techie mailing list I'm on is that
> > >> you could disassemble the disks and use thermite.
> > >
> > > Just a hammer, no need to disassemble the case.
> > >
> > I dunno, a buddy who was in army intel back in the early eighties told me,
> > about 10 years ago, that they could flatten out the platters and read some
> > data. Thermite not only melts the platters, but will hit the Curie point.
> > 
> >       mark "and make nice flames and melting metal"
> > 
> 
> Over the years I've ended up with a pile of old hard drives.  Some are
> unreliable; some won't even spin up and some are just REALLY old (e.g., 100s
> of MB size).  I also inherited a couple of rifles (M-1 Garand and M-1 
> Carbine). I'm thinking write /dev/urandom to ones that will spin but then 
> take the whole lot out in the country for some target practice.  It may be
> possible to scape a little data off of what's left after the drive gets hit 
> with a round from the Garand but I doubt if anyone will want to go to the
> trouble.  It could also be fun.
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Since most are about 5" x 3-1/2" that makes a perfect MOA target at 1000
yards with 165gr  308.  It just goes into pieces of dust.

John



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