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Destroy data on CD-R?

Discussion in 'CD-R' started by lastcall, Jun 22, 2003.

  1. lastcall

    lastcall Member

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    Hi,

    Can anyone tell me if there is a utility to destroy data on a CD-R. I know it cannot be erased as such, but is it possible to write junk over the top to render the data unreadable.

    I have to get rid of sensitive data sometimes, and smashing or burning Cds is very messy!

    TIA
     
  2. Dela

    Dela Administrator Staff Member

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    microwave! lol sounds stupid but apparently it does it!
     
  3. lastcall

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    lol! Yes, i think that 'utility' would be very effective! But as much as i'd like to see what happens, it's still on the messy side, and burning/melting/exploding Cds give off toxic fumes which might not mix well with my TV dinners!

    I'd still like to know if theres a way to get a CD writer to trash a written CD by writing over it.

     
  4. Dela

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    no i dont think that is possible now but amm, let me think, maybe there is something you can spray on it that will burn it or something?
     
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    Thanks for that link. The shredding device only costs $34 at amazon, which is as cheap as any software app. I thought shredding machines cost a fortune. Nice one!
     
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    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Ever consider something as simple as scouring pads/sandpaper? ;-)
     
  8. Dela

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    lol, may i ask why you want to learn how to destroy your data?? lol
     
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    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    ...shhh dont ask.... if (s)he told you (s)he'd have to kill you.... and that would suck..... (you see, there's these government people..... hehe)

    That's the thing about dying.... it's not so cool hehe
     
  10. Dela

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    oh i guess so yes!! I think it might be Sadam hussein destroying some evidence what ya think?
     
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    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Can't talk... they're after me already... gotta run hehe
     
  12. Dela

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    lol, i think they would well know how to destroy data already! lol but i just think it is funny to say the least that some guy wants to destroy the data on a cd instead of burn burn data on a cd :D
     

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