On Thu, 9 Aug 2007, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> I don't understand this passion for deleting data on old disks. Is
> it really likely that the disk manufacturer will scan you disk and
> steal your secrets?
See Gary's answer.
For a home user, be aware that disk manufacturers often fix/refurbish
warranty-exchanged disks (and then re-use them to replace
warranty-exchange disks :) ). You might not be worried about the disk
manufacturer, but what about the /next/ person who gets your old
(That said, I've never seen a disk have data on it coming from
manufacturer, and I've had refurbs at least twice I think - but I
havn't always checked..)
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If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs,
then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization.
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