It sounds odd, but I have about 30 old backups, that I'd like to destroy, but they all contain confidential (to me) data. I did try breaking them in half, but proceeded to shower my desktop with shrapnel from doing so! lol. So obviously this isn't the best way! I've noticed I can cut them in several places with some sharp scissors, and they don't then shatter! What I did was cut it from the edge to almost the centre every 1" as I went around the disc. Would doing that be safe in terms of rendering the discs un-usable? If not (or your welcome to anyway) what would be the best way of destroying them? P.S. I have a real good shredder (criss-cross type cuts into 5mmx5mm pieces!) but I'm pretty sure it won't cut media discs.