Solved

erase/destroy iomega ditto tapes

Posted on 2013-01-17
4
573 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-18
I am tasked with disposing of 10+ Iomega ditto drives, and need to ensure that the data is completely removed.  The drive is unavailable and I do not have access to one.  
How do you recommend  removing the data from, or destroying the drives, quickly and efficiently?
0
Comment
Question by:AE_JB
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
4 Comments
 
LVL 25

Accepted Solution

by:
Tony Giangreco earned 150 total points
ID: 38790463
0
 
LVL 19

Assisted Solution

by:Miguel Angel Perez Muñoz
Miguel Angel Perez Muñoz earned 125 total points
ID: 38791988
Pick up a hammer and destroy all.
0
 
LVL 55

Assisted Solution

by:andyalder
andyalder earned 175 total points
ID: 38792877
Don't think a hammer works with tape, you either have to degause it or just take the tape out of the cartridge and put it through a paper shredder a few times so it's chopped into little bits. You could probably melt it in a microwave oven like you do with CDs but burning plastic can release noxious gasses and I don't know enough about the composition of the backing to confirm that you wouldn't poison yourself.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:AE_JB
ID: 38793403
Those are the all options I had considered; paid data destruction service, or physical destruction of the disks myself.  None of the options are perfect for this small amount of data.  The input you provided verify s that i did not miss any options.  Thanks.
0

Featured Post

Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Are you looking to recover an email message or a contact you just deleted mistakenly? Or you are searching for a contact that you erased from your MS Outlook ‘Contacts’ folder and now realized that it was important.
Each year, investment in cloud platforms grows more than 20% (https://www.immun.io/hubfs/Immunio_2016/Content/Marketing/Cloud-Security-Report-2016.pdf?submissionGuid=a8d80a00-6fee-4b85-81db-a4e28f681762) as an increasing number of companies begin to…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to install and configure the Windows Server Backup Utility. Directly connect an external storage device such as a USB drive, or CD\DVD burner: If the device is a USB drive, ensure i…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to reformat your flash drive. Sometimes your flash drive may have issues carrying files so this will completely restore it to manufacturing settings. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. This w…

730 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question