The rotating magnetic disk – about as useful as an RS-232 cable

Old DisksOk, that’s a bit unfair but I have resolved that I have purchased my last conventional hard disk. I was doing some clearing up and came across this disk graveyard. Old hard disks are a pain because, unless the internals are destroyed, you can never be too sure what’s on the disk and whether someone can access your super-sensitive personal information. Given enough time and energy it is possible to use adaptors to connect them to PCs and securely erase them if they still work to that extent but, in the end, it is much easier to throw them in a box and forget about them…until you accidentally find them when clearing up of course.

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