CD Shredder

From: Ron Hudson <>
Date: Fri Sep 3 18:25:02 2004

On Sep 3, 2004, at 1:42 PM, Paul Koning wrote:

>>>>>> "Fred" == Fred Cisin <> writes:
>>> So we're a bunch of Hardware/Software conservationists and up to
>>> 10% of us are dedicated to destroying old software on CDs.
> Fred> If you were to build a device to scan a stationary piece of CD,
> Fred> rather than trying to spin it, how much of the data could be
> Fred> recovered from a disk with a hole drilled through it, or broken
> Fred> in half?
> Broken in half -- probably all of it, because the crack is like a
> scratch and the ECC handles that. Hole -- possibly all of it, if the
> hole isn't too large.
> paul

I think this question assumes you only have half of the cd broken in

If I were using that method I would certainly dispose of 1/2 of the
parts in
different places.

For a second there I thought there was a yammer coming on about even
considering the destruction of
data on cd.
Received on Fri Sep 03 2004 - 18:25:02 BST

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