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Wiping a harddrive clean

By learninmypc
Feb 20, 2014
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  1. I have two magnets I removed from a harddrive & am wondering if I move them over the discs, will that wipe the discs clean?
     
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    Most-likely yes. Magnets are highly destructive to hard drives, and if you pass them over the disks (in an opened case) you will most likely fry any data on it.
     
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,404   +329

    Thank you. I fgured that was the case. They are now sitting loosely in my drawer filled with smudge marks from my fingers:). I shall pass the magnets over them a few times.:)
     

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