Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2012 9:50 AM (in response to ovelky)
If you can't get it to mount, you can't do a software scrub, so you'll have to physically destroy the drive. Either drilling holes in the drive or smashing it with a hammer, assuming you break the drive platters, will be fine. Do whichever gives you the most personal satisfaction.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2012 9:56 AM (in response to varjak paw)
Thanks, varjack paw . . . I figured that would be the best option.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 31, 2012 12:38 PM (in response to ovelky)
You could also put it in a strong magnetic field to scramble all the x and os.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 31, 2012 12:47 PM (in response to dalstott)
That one can erase a modern sealed hard drive with a magnet is basically an urban legend. Very, very few people have access to a magentic field strong enough to erase data on a sealed hard drive. A company that sells magnets tested this legend with a pair of 13,200 Gauss neodymium magnets directly on the drive and they had no effect on the data whatsoever.