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From: lcamtuf at ghettot.org (Michal Zalewski)
Subject: erase with magnet

On Sat, 3 Apr 2004, Michael Cecil wrote:

> There are?  Show us one.
>> http://www.periphman.com/degaussing/degaussers/v92.shtml
> This is for tapes.

Good... now actually read the page. It supports various types of storage,
including tapes and hard disks.

   V92 DIGI TAPE MASTER DEGAUSSER
   HARD DRIVE ERASE
   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
/.../

     Degausser Features:
     * Degauss Hard Drives
       ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
/.../

   Specifications

   Media Erased

   Data: Diskettes, QIC-DC 600, 2000. TK50, 70, 85, DLT,
   3480/3490E/3590E, 4mm/8mm/Exabyt/Travan, PC Hard Drives
                                            ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

PS. I happen to work for a company that uses a similar solution for
zapping faulty drives before returning/recycling them. It is sort of
pointless to try to convince me there is no such thing...

Note that this still does not address this guy's problem (reusability of
zapped disks without manufacturer's intervention), but simply proves that
degaussing is possible.


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