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    OWC TB External HD Failing w/ a TM Backup - Can the data be salvaged?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Hey Dave...

    Great post and ideas from OWC. By the way, method 9 is how the US Govt destroys data sensitive hard drives after they use security software to overwrite the data 10 times.
    Thanks Charlie - looks like a PERMANENT solution! Still awaiting an email from OWC to determine which replacement (and its cost) might work w/ my enclosure - out of town at the moment but on return, will try to take the HD apart to get at the platter(s). Dave
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    OWC TB External HD Failing w/ a TM Backup - Can the data be salvaged?
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    By the way, method 9 is how the US Govt destroys data sensitive hard drives after they use security software to overwrite the data 10 times.

    Our Provincial government provides the services of its “EDDIE” the Shredder (Evil Destroyer of Delicate Internal Electronics) , to the general public for those who are really concerned about any Data snooping.

    No chance in hell of doing that after it's done going through the machine and you and watch a video of it working here:
    https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/g...ia-destruction

    I believe some other places also provide public access to their electronic gadgets for disposal.






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    OWC TB External HD Failing w/ a TM Backup - Can the data be salvaged?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    Our Provincial government provides the services of its “EDDIE” the Shredder (Evil Destroyer of Delicate Internal Electronics) , to the general public for those who are really concerned about any Data snooping.

    No chance in hell of doing that after it's done going through the machine and you and watch a video of it working here:
    https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/g...ia-destruction

    I believe some other places also provide public access to their electronic gadgets for disposal.
    Impressive Patrick - for a quicker look below - Dave
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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Hey Dave...

    Great post and ideas from OWC. By the way, method 9 is how the US Govt destroys data sensitive hard drives after they use security software to overwrite the data 10 times.
    ANOTHER UPDATE!

    Well, I ordered the same WD 1TB HDD from eBay - only $37 - came today and installed - reformatted from NTFS to HFS+ and seems to be ready to use; OWC had a faster 1TB drive but wanted $67. As to the old drive, I used Method #8 from my previous link - drilled a 3/8" hole completely through - could have done more holes but will turn into Best Buy w/ some other items for disposal/recycling - likely will see the 'media shredder', me thinks. Dave
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    OWC TB External HD Failing w/ a TM Backup - Can the data be salvaged?
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    As to the old drive, I used Method #8 from my previous link - drilled a 3/8" hole completely through -

    Gee Dave, I'm sure you could've done better and maybe even got some use out of the old drive like these as an example:

    3 Best ideas - what can be made from an old Hard drive (HDD) | Tools sharpner
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK68BTr5obs

    2 AMAZING Life Hacks - Turn HDD into Lathe and sander
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyie...&frags=pl%2Cwn

    PS: just the magnets alone are worth salvaging for all kinds of things and uses.







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