[CentOS] OT: hardware: sanitizing a dead SSD?

Tue May 8 19:44:40 UTC 2018
Albert McCann <albert.mccann at outlook.com>

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> Subject: [CentOS] OT: hardware: sanitizing a dead SSD?
> Anyone have any clues about how to sanitize a dead SSD? We haven't had it
> yet, but we're sure it's coming. Esp. since I'm a federal contractor, a
> dead disk gets deGaussed, but what the hell do you do with a SSD?

A five pound ball-peen hammer. Or if you're feeling adventurous, a few seconds in a microwave oven, but set it up outside, so as not to set off the smoke alarms.

A drive grinding machine would do, but those are less fun for just a single drive.

Experience varies directly with equipment ruined.