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|03-19-2013 10:15 AM|
|03-17-2013 07:07 AM|
|qingdom||centrifuge the hdd in a bucket full of bucky balls, flip it over, repeat process. tada!|
|03-16-2013 08:49 PM|
|utekineir||I would hope a stranger that acquires family photos of mine from a returned hard drive uses the material to diddle themselves in the dark while listening to the bruce willis album.|
|03-16-2013 07:13 PM|
|03-16-2013 05:51 PM|
|tixetsal||Degauss. This thread is still ridiculous.|
|03-16-2013 11:04 AM|
Your comment that this thread is ridiculous is absurd. What I think is ridiculous is how people constantly compare warranties on hard drives in any thread. Read the article linked in my last comment. My feeling is that the same goes for Iphones, Androids, netbooks and tablets.. If these things crash, you have to think long and hard about returning them if you know you have personal information on them.
This article explains why DBAN may not be sufficient and recommends other free alternatives:
|03-16-2013 09:32 AM|
|tixetsal||DBAN. This thread is ridiculous.|
|03-16-2013 03:41 AM|
Yes, there is.
|03-16-2013 01:41 AM|
|jordankw||If you're going to return it can't you just write the whole thing with zeroes? Do it twice if you're paranoid, there's no way anyone is recovering anything significant after that.|
|03-16-2013 01:14 AM|
I suggest you both read this column. It was written 5 years ago and still holds true.
There's some very good examples regarding the return of defective computers. One part of the article concerns defective drives:
|03-15-2013 02:44 PM|
You wasted your life...
|03-15-2013 02:37 PM|
|z9z91||My costco has one for Windows 8 and it's only $10 off.|
|03-15-2013 12:32 PM|
In today's world it is a much smarter idea to have important documents and other stuff on a SSD in the first place so you don't have to worry about losing them. I would not have them on a huge storage drive that I am probably using for entertainment purposes.
|03-15-2013 10:58 AM|
In your example above, you mention pictures and videos. Would you really want some stranger who refurbishes your drive viewing what could be thousands of family photos and videos?
It's only my opinion, but I would sooner just destroy a drive and eat the money rather than return it.
|03-15-2013 10:45 AM|
I wonder what the ratio is to money spent on buying refurb drives to getting good, useable information to make money from.
PLease don't type this up for the 10,001 time. I doubt it's helping anything.
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