A shot gun shell through the center? Left to smolder among the hot ashes of a blazing fire? Smashed to smithereens with a sledge hammer? Dropped in the bottom of a lake to be forgotten? Flattened by a 16-wheeler?
Sure, these methods will cause some form of destruction to a hard drive, but all joking aside… these methods come with great risks to your personal health and safety, never mind the lack-luster results.
To safely and efficiently damage hard drives, use a device designed for hard drive destruction. Options on the market today include hard drive benders, hard drive punches and hard drive shredders.