DLT tape disposal - best practices...?

What's the best practices for disposing of bad DLT tapes... (i.e. destroying them or erasing them)...?  
j0eshm0eAsked:
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LucFConnect With a Mentor EMEA Server EngineerCommented:
You can also look at the drive software you've gotten, if you can zerofill the tape with it.
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LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
Use a big electro magnet ;-)
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LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
some backup softwares also support secure erasing.
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andyalderCommented:
We had a tape degauser (LucF's big electro magnet) until I burnt it out. Didn't realise it had a limited duty cycle, cost about $1000 :(
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