BFPM recently gave me a bunch of PCs and notebooks to backup to his shiny NAS. After the files were backed up, it was time to dispose of the old machines. Recycle, of course!
The drives had to be destroyed – not to prevent people reusing them, but to prevent people from finding something you might have left in there. I wish I had access to high powered rifles, industrial shredders and most of all.. thermite! But I don’t.
A couple of swings with the trusty hammer.. its probably beyond recovery.