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I destroyed 35TB of storage in the last 2 days

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Vincent, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    So, I'm doing a holiday job and my job is to destoy Hard Drives.

    You'd think they're all old hard drives of 20-80GB, but they're not :(

    I have to crush Hard Drives which were made in 2010 of 250-2000GB.
    I even had to crush some SSD's...

    In total, it's 35TB of data I crushed :p
    Worth a total of 6 000 euros!
  2. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

  3. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Make sure to take all the magnets out to make one giant supermagnet of doom!
    0xym0r0n and CyclingTribe like this.
  4. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    Haha, yeah, got some of them, but decided that it was not worth the time :p
    Once the disk itself broke into pieces it wasn't real safe to go take the magnet too, as it's sharp as hell!
  5. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    I would need one of them for my kitchen.;)
  6. Allen

    Allen Active Member

    And how'd ya go about doing that, if I may ask?
    Take a hammer to them, run them over, put them in a kitchen trash compactor :D ???
  7. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    I wanted to do that, but there are those stupid safety regulations..
    I use a hydrolic press, which, well, snaps the disk right in the middle :)
  8. Allen

    Allen Active Member

    Ah, so an industrial strength trash compactor. (y)

    I ask because I have a couple of disks I'd like to safely dispose of.
  9. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    Using a hammer till the disk within the disk is broken will be just as effective.
    It just has to look professional here because we're paid to dispose them ;)
  10. fos

    fos Active Member

    Are any of the internal materials toxic? Just curious.

  11. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    If so, I'm screwed :sick:

    I don't think so though, I just have to wear safety glasses and gloves because little parts tend to jump around :)

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