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Discussion in 'CD-R' started by Mangia, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. Mangia

    Mangia Member

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    Other than physically destroying the disk, is there a way to make the data on cd or dvd media to be destroyed? Is it true, a black magic marker over the disk would accomplish that? Is there any software capable of making it unreadable?

    thank you for your time

    mangia
     
  2. JoeRyan

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    The disc has to be destroyed, either by cracking it or scratching of a large section of lacquer/reflective area. A reading laser focuses below the black magic marks and may be able to pick up some data. There is no software capable of making a disc unreadable because the discs have been finalized, meaning nothing more can be added.
     
  3. Mangia

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    Thank you for the response. I guess some serious scratching of the disk is best.

    Thanks again,

    mangia
     

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