Monday 5 September 2011 2.56pm
Boss St Bloke wrote:
1) Wrap the drive in old cloth and place in a sturdy brown paper bag
2) Using a large hammer - pound the drive until the pieces are small and the disk bent beyond recognition
3) Dispose of in a suitable manner
That's more or less what I was told to do (by a very experienced IT professional) but you'll need to bash the hell out of it - those hard drives are robust little critters. A lump hammer should be up to the job, but make sure you place it on a concrete surface first or anything underneath it could end up shattered as well!