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Ipod 5th gen hard drive help!

Hello guys,
I need your help, I have an Ipod 5th gen 30gb and well I want to get rid of it, since I dont use it anymore. It still works though, So I opened it from behind and grabbed the Hard drive, it contains delicate personal information so I tried to destroy it. First I ran a magnet over it, its a big magnet like it easily attracked the hard drive and got stucked, i ran it on both sides and left it there for a while, then I forced the hard drive open with a knife (** the screws)
And destroyed the blueish board and dont remember seen a platter I saw a magnetic white tape also wrecked it, I am pretty sure there was no platter. Theres the thing I dont remember there was a platter but I do remember seen those spinners in the middle. So now I am worried lol, what if ignored the platter and now my hard drive its out there. I didnt hammer it Sad I just threw it into the trash like that all opened and destroyed.
Ok so question is, do you guys think its destroyed and my information its safe?
Or should I go poking in the trash lol.
Thanks in advance

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Re: hard drive

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Since the iPod doesn't have a hard drive, only flash storage like a USB-stick, there is no platter indeed. There isn't magnetic tape in it either.
So it's quite unclear what you did. I don't exclude there are instancies like the NSA that are able to read your data if they find it and are really interested.

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Thank you for your reply

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Thanks for your answer Kees, It was really weird, because it had a disk drive toshiba brand, I have seen some online but those have a platter :S, mine I am sure it didnt have one. what I did was open the ipod found the toshiba disk drive thingy, ran a magnet over it, and thats another thing, it really attracted the magnet, then I forced it open with a knife, and there was a blueish board I destroyed it, then a white weird band destroyed it to, and then dropped both halfs into the trash. It had a sort of spinner in the middle thats all I can remember, but I am sure it didnt have a platter.

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Outside of the NSA and few others

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I'm calling it destroyed.

I can't resist commenting that it seems a shame for a working device like this should meet such an end. Most techs could wipe the contents and then it could live on with another owner. I'm sure on google we could find procedures to factory reset and wipe this device.

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Thank you

In reply to: Outside of the NSA and few others

Thank you for your answer R proffitt, its a relieve the disk drive its destroyed though, I used to save all kind of things like financial info and such,documents to. Pretty much i was using it like a hard drive, like in the last years.

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