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Manual Hard Drive Destroyer – aka the platter mangler


This Manual Hard Drive Destroyer seems to be quite effective in rendering a disk full of data safe from prying eyes. Actually we’re guessing that if you really really wanted to retrieve the data, and had CIA levels of cash, you probably could. Which is why +600 degrees of furnace fire is really your only choice if you want to make sure your information is gone for good.


  It takes less than 15 seconds to destroy each hard drive. All one needs to do is to insert the proper drive height adaptor (if applicable) into the slot and crank the handle 8 rotations. The internal workings of the unit press down on the drive, bending it approximately 90 degrees. The MHDD then pushes the destroyed hard drive out for easy disposal.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

1 Comment

  • A drill with a large drill bit would be just as effective and allot cheaper! Neither is secure enough for government work.

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