[rescue] Bulk Eraser suggestions?
adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Tue Jul 25 17:01:03 CDT 2006
" From: wa2egp at att.net
" -------------- Original message ----------------------
" From: Patrick Finnegan <pat at computer-refuge.org>
" > On Tuesday 25 July 2006 13:02, Don Y wrote:
" > > Bill Bradford wrote:
" > > > I need to, as cheaply as possible, borrow/rent/buy a bulk eraser
" > > > that will handle (few hundred) 8mm DAT and (20-30) DLT-III tapes,
" > > > letting us get them done in an afternoon (e.g., continuous duty
" > > > cycle).
" > >
" > > Hmmm... I have a handheld unit that works quite well
" > > (about half the height of a 28oz can of tomato puree).
" > > DLT, VHS, QIC, other "cartridge tapes" just take a few
" > > seconds to "wipe" clean.
" > On another note, if you're just trying to destroy (not reuse) the media,
" > why don't you do what <some particular person who works for Purdue>
" > would do, and buy yourself some LOX from the local welding supply
" > company, douse them in that, and toss (from about 20ft away) a "spark"
" > on the pile? *
" > Failing that, thermite would probably work fairly well.
" > * Don't try this at home, kids.
" > Pat
" How about a lower tech solution? Liquid nitrogen and a hard wall.
that would be more satisfying too, as you get to work out -and-
practice your pitch at the same time as well.
and shattering the -tape- into little bitty confetti would be a great
way to effectively destroy any data on it.
Andrew Hay the genius nature
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