I guess in case you are raided by the FBI you could just throw your SSD in a 450 degree over for 5 min. You use to have to use powerful elector magnets to wipe your drives. But I would never use a SSD as a removed storage device, they still cost way more than a platter drive.
Last edited by Alex Cunningham; May 14th, 2015 at 03:31 PM.
I have 10 HDD's next to my desk right now that I totally forgot what was on them....Going to see if I can even connect them or take the hammer to them (don't have any magnets around)
How big are they? Sell them on ebay Also if you do smash them send me there voice coil magnets. ;D
6 of em are IDE...so they will get the hammer.
The SATA drives are 120 to 640gb...if I remember right the 640gb is corrupted, as I originally grabbed it for my machine. I still have another in my comp now. They were my father in-laws...after he seized up his machines with smoke the drives still worked. He used to run a warez site with my brother-in-law, the progs were so outdated I deleted them.
Some more detailed analysis from AnandTech, which suggests the original news media story was not exactly accurate, and perhaps a little of the usual click bait fear mongering. But yeah, unpowered SSD as a long term storage solution is a bad idea. If data needs to be archived in a permanent fashion, HDD or archival optical media, in conjunction with some form of off site, if not cloud, storage is a must.