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if you wanna make sure your data is completely gone,
1. Take the platter(s) and grind them into a powder in some kind of container
2. Get some molten metal in some kind of container, and pour the powder throughout. Wait for the mix to cool into solid metal
3. Put the metal mix in some kind of very secure safe.
4. Dig a hole, at least 6 feet deep, and bury the safe, in the most isolated place you can find at least 2 hours from the original location of the drive.
5. Burn the computer the drive was in.
Now your data is extra gone, and you could stop at the powder, but this is in a case where you cannot have a single soul recover or see that drive.
Old video but I still don't know why back then you would use something like this over hdparm sec erase or nvme format on a live image of whatever Linux distribution.
Yeah, now knowing Jake's age, he does seen really young in this video
Great unles you have a Dell…. then things get interesting. (Using latest 2022 version of this)
Bleach bit is good too you can chaff the drive on top of deleting the files
Perfect prank for the school pcs
Wow Linus has NUDES
But if the data is only gone if its overwritten.. can't I just format the drive so its "empty" and then put a file on it, the size of the drive
Will this secure erase a ssd? Is it possible to fully delete ssd’s?
Imagine plugging this in a car ?
Why would u do this anyways lol its a pedo key ?
2 min wipe oh I forgot the hdd is a terabyte and not the normal 300gb?
Can you EVER really wipe an SSD/nvme of all its data? Like wipe to the point the data is never recovered by the person or entity you sell to?
what happen if you delete windows folder
"If I had a hammer, I'd hammer in the moorrrrnning"
Hang on a min, ssds have a certain amount of time you can re-write? I used to always wipe my files and format and reinstall windows on the reg just because. Don't people regularly fill and wipe just to get the most spare memory available? I used to free up loads from old files
Here's the free version for ya:
Step 1: Boot into any Linux live ISO
Step 2: Open a terminal and type: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/yourharddrivesdevicefile status=progress
Step 3: Watch all your data get erased.
I recall my older brother who worked at Hughes Aircraft in Culver City, CA telling me about the time some tech had put an inspection sticker directly onto a hard drive platter and how it was shattered when the head hit the sticker. Side note: My brother wrote the program for the F14 co-pilot's display.
Chris Hansen would not approve of this.
Why would updates be required to wipe a drive? And where is the "Wipe Any PC in 2 Minutes" part?
where di you et the hard drive dock
I've accidentally plugged this USB in my dog and now he doesn't poop anymore.
Simple use a hammer
good title 2h30 insted of 2mn
0:39 Linus actually thinks file entries are stored in the GPT/MBR. ?
File entries are actually stored in the file system. A file system is a partition of a disk. The size and location on disk of these partitions are described by the GPT/MBR. The GPT/MBR cares nothing about files.
I bought that key and caught chlamydia while opening the package.
Oh well, thats disappointing … I suppose I just stick with my dead-mans switch, remote detonator and packets of thermite?
just nuke it
Its so accurate I literally said wipe your pussy ..not PC.. carefull guys?
can beating an bitlocker hardrive?
If u 0 out the hd or ssd about 30-40 times than it be totally clean , writing 0s
Has anyone accidentally deleted a 500gb partition? I did it on my Dad's pc a few years back ? I managed to sort it out with some software, I can't remember what it was though, it took 2 days to find every file!
From my experience, Recuva isn't a great tool for recovery. I had to recover in emergency situations in the past and from all the tools I used, photorec was the only one able to recover some usable files for me.
Modern storage devices like SSD can actually secure wipe your drive by just throwing away the crypto key.
Ah yes the floor here is made out of floor
If anyone has heard of it. There is a program called eraser that I personally use. It's free and can do 32 gutsman erasing
Could do this easily with Ccleaner
this will save everyone the hassle of getting a big hammer out and destroying the drive, makes the old computer sellable
I think linus miss the part that shows how aggressive wipes would affect the lifespan. How quickly it deteriorates?
7:34 homie just changed his pants lol
pretty sure that usb key just runs
dd if=/dev/random of=/dev/sd* bs=4096 count=4096
But yes pretty simple and easy to use userintferace, although i still find it kinda wierd, that this exists, somthing similarly easy could probably be done in a weekend or two
https://youtu.be/hLmjA4Uf_Z8 are you looking into my computer
true that bro
linus just to let you know the windows reset with wiped drive just wipes the drive installs a fresh windows install by the cloud or either if ur pc isnt messed up and u just want it to be clean again it wipes all of the other things like programs pictures and if there are any dll errors it tries to fix them and launches the new windows while redkey on the other hand just dosent care about the os it just WIPES the entire hardrive/ssd or write random things to make the files obfuscated
so the files ur seeing on the windows tools reset are the windows files so if u were to like put that drive in a pc and run it it would boot up windows and act like a fresh install while wiping files other then required to run windows and redkey well just writes the whole drive to random 0,s or anything u want
when the corrupt feds come knocking it is way quicker to just use a hammer.
i once spent a day smashing HDs with a sledgehammer for a govt facility as a secure disposal thing.
this red key costs less & you get to keep the drives :p