[CentOS] help fdisk and dd

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Mon Mar 15 22:33:06 UTC 2010

on 3-5-2010 3:03 PM JohnS spake the following:
> 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.
> ----
> 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
Gonna be hard to SEE a hard drive with the Garand's iron sights at 1000 yds,
much less HIT one.

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