[CentOS] help fdisk and dd
mhullrich at gmail.com
Tue Mar 16 01:25:58 UTC 2010
On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 3:33 PM, Scott Silva <ssilva at sgvwater.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Gonna be hard to SEE a hard drive with the Garand's iron sights at 1000 yds,
> much less HIT one.
With no offense to those involved, I feel compelled to point out that
reading this from the top down is a perfect example of what's wrong
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