DiskStroyer: Hard Disk Destruction Kit - Revised & Expanded!
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- Stop identity theft by destroying your old hard disk in under 10 minutes
- 100% data destruction on ALL PC, Mac and Linux systems even if your hard disk is broken!
- Can safely be used inside your home (no chemicals, fumes or toxins)
- Includes specialized 38 piece tool set plus illustrated, step-by-step instructions!
- Save money! Buy just the instruction manual here on Amazon.com!
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NOW Revised & Expanded! More than double the number of tool pieces than the original kit! You shred your old bills, bank statements and other financial documents. You don't do any financial transactions on public WiFi spots and check your annual credit reports. But, you still have a huge hole in your data security: Your computer hard disk! Thieves can easily recover your confidential data off of your old computer hard disks. This can be done even if you think you've deleted all of it! Common techniques like erasing the data, reformatting the disk and reinstalling the OS, running disk wipe software, hitting with a hammer, running over with your car, dropping it onto your driveway or even drilling holes through it are rarely if ever complete! DISKSTROYER is the ONLY data protection kit on the market that provides the required tools (a 38 piece tool set including some specialized, hard to find tools) and illustrated step-by-step instructions to allow anyone to open up their hard disk cover, remove the individual data platters, erase the data on the platters and then physically destroy the surface of the platters making the data 100% irrecoverable and unusable. Programs that claim to wipe your data from your disk depend on a fully functioning hard disk. Any mechanical issues could prevent data from being erased from your disk. Besides, how often have you ever seen a bug-free computer program? How many bugs would it take for that program to leave some recoverable data on it? Don't risk all of the trouble of losing your personal data and stop anyone from stealing your confidential data off of your old hard disk by destroying it with DISKSTROYER! When you see the destroyed disk platters you know that the data has been absolutely destroyed! Do you already have a set of hand tools? Then consider buying the manual in print or Kindle format here on Amazon.com!
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I have to say when I bought the kit, I was not convinced it would work, but I figured I would give it a try. I am very pleasantly surprised. I think the kit is well worth the money, works really well, and as a bonus, the tools provided in the kit can be used for other purposes as well.
The instructions are comprehensive but easy to read, and do please read the instructions before using so you know what to expect such as a screw or two being hidden under the labeling of the HDD and its easy removal.
Anyone of ANY skill level can use this kit and destroy their HDD. If you can use a screwdriver, than you can do this. You may find the first dis-assembly a slower if you've never done it before, but after that, each subsequent HDD you disassemble will be a very quick task. It is a laughably EASY task; it is just unfamiliar to most people.
You are provided with full screwdriver kit for PC and HDD dis-assembly including Torx, etc. of many sizes. You also get a Super Magnet and pliers and, perhaps the BEST, you are provided with protective goggles. The goggle are very important and something some people may be too lazy or just unwillng to purchase or use. However, in the process of removing some of the parts, a fine piece of plastic may break and come shooting off like a speeding comet. That can easily cause an eye injury if you are not wearing the goggles, so please wear them (I got LUCKY, and immediately put the goggles on after a fine piece of plastic shot past my head).
All the provided materials will last for a very long time or forever with proper use. However, the sandpaper used for one of the steps on the destruction procedure does lose effectiveness after a fair amount of use and only a few strips are provided (you could 4 or 5 HDD's destroyed with the provided sandpaper), but sandpaper is an easy and cheap thing to replenish. so you may want to be sure to have some extra sandpaper after destroying a few HDD's and for future use.
Now, for techies, they may already have all the materials. However, for the common man or woman, this provides the peace of mind of actually destroying your personal data YOURSELF knowing you did the job right and no one had the opportunity to access the drive, especially if the drive no longer functions.
Again, this kit and its methods are about destroying the physical HDD itself, so if your intention is to re-use the HDD or pass it on to a buyer of your PC, etc., then you need to use a software solution that keeps the HDD in good working order but destroys only your data.
All in all a good kit with all you need included. It is also fairly inexpensive and a FASTER process than software/hardware solutions and one kit is going to provide you with many HDD's to destroy. Overall, it saves the process of going to a hardware or on-line store and buying each thing that is included in this kit (at a lower total cost), so it is a convenience and prevents the concern that non-techies have about buying the WRONG particular thing and even Over-buying or paying too much for the far too fancy screwdriver kit just to cover their concerns. No need to worry, this kit comes with it all. Overall, a good buy.
I am changing my review from 1 star to 4 stars. Imagine my surprise when I was contacted by the owner/inventor of this kit. He sent me a replacement kit, but this time, it included a tool kit which was made by a different manufacturer. The toryx bits were much stronger and did not bend. The organization and case for the new tool kit was also much better than the first kit.
The instructions for removing the platters are more of a guideline when removing from larger hard drives. I had to improvise when removing multiple platters from 2 of my larger hard drives as there was more hardware holding the platters in place. Not unexpected given the numerous hard drive manufacturers.
The included magnet is powerful but very small. I found it easier using the larger magnet found underneath the brackets in the hard drive.
All in all, I am glad I gave this kit a second chance. I am confident that my data from my hard drives has been destroyed using the three techniques mentioned in the manual. Best of all, I can now safely dispose of my 4 hard drives which had been sitting around collecting dust.
If you have any problems with this kit, I would recommend contacting the owner. Customer service is absolutely fantastic!
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Instructions are easy and after a few HDs you will be able to complete the job in about 5 minutes per disk, 10...Read more