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Old August 15th, 2008, 22:56   #18
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Charlottetown, PE
Originally Posted by SHaKaL View Post
dont that ''fuck'' your hard drive? like in erase everything???
Yes, it will screw over your drive, but it doesn't actually 'erase' anything. Hard drives are actually 'set', not 'written' to. There will always be data on a drive, well almost always. Because of how data is stored, as Positive or Negative Polarity on a small magnetic spot that is very hard for it to be neutral, there basically will always be 'Some' data there.

Just if you run a magnet over your platters, assuming you don't cause a head crash, then the 'data' will resemble (and be as valuable) as a list of a few million coin-toss results.
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