Yeah, for 1500 it'd be faster to find a shredder, but for the 5-10 a month I have to destroy, a drill works fine. And realistically, nobody's going to get any data from them.
1/4" bit, drill 3 or 4 holes through the drive around the platter. Cost: zero. Time: about 1 minute per drive.
holy crap that was fast. Thanks!
I'd love one if they're still be given out - my username at gmail. Thanks!
Just as fair warning to any slashdotters that might follow that link, the bN discussion has gone from completely reasonable and sane, to a million monkeys on a million hits of acid with a million ping pong balls. Which is pretty good for that place
Back to the future 2 and 3 (one game) did this back in 1989, but the object was to avoid contact with yourself and in turn avoid blowing up the universe.
From the article: "Electricity is being wasted at an alarming rate by most current servers. A typical 2U server with dual processors runs on a 450W power supply. Of that, 35 percent (160W) is lost just in the power conversion process inside the machine. This doesn't just cost money for a bit of wasted power; it also costs money for the additional cooling required to keep the datacenter at a constant temperature, and it limits the total number of servers that can be installed in a datacenter due to power constraints."