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Destroy, don't delete your old hard drives

Research says that erasing a hard drive isn't enough. Smash it with a hammer instead.

BBC News reports on a study by computing magazine Which? where they recovered 22,000 "deleted" files from eight computers purchased on eBay.

The recommended way to really make sure your data is gone is to take a hammer or drill to the drive and completely destroy it. Just think of all the YouTube fun to be had destroying computers and cell phones.