How To Destroy An Old Hard Drive Permanently?

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Hey guys! I have an HDD that has some private and confidential data. It has now stopped working and is worthless. However, I cannot dump it in the garbage in one piece. Please let me know, how to destroy an old hard drive?

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How To Destroy An Old Hard Drive Permanently?

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If you have an inaccessible HDD that you don’t want to throw away as it is, then use the methods mentioned below to damage the hard drive:

1. Hammering and disposing of the remains.

2. Burning using any one of these: Standard fire, Blow-Torch, Thermite, or Sugar and Saltpeter. 

3. Shooting the hard drive by holding a trial by firing squad.


4. Magnetizing using giant, serious magnets.

5. Crushing or melting the HDD.

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