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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by wallyakhtar95, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. wallyakhtar95, Apr 6, 2017
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  2. pippox0 macrumors newbie

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    IMHO i don't think that you can recover back the data.
    You talk about an SSD which is broken in 4-5 parts.
    BTW you can try to bring your SSD to a specialized data recovery shop.
    It's an expensive task and it's not garanteed to success.
     
  3. wallyakhtar95 thread starter Suspended

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    Okay, thanks. There's nothing really that important on it anyways.
     
  4. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    The NSA could probably do it, but I doubt we normal folks can. Your secrets are safe.
     
  5. MacBH928 macrumors 68030

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    I have a similar questions, if you shatter HDD platters, and throw them into the trash... can someone retrieve the information on them? Like from the bits and pieces?
     
  6. Fishrrman macrumors G5

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    Like Sanpete said, someone with the right tech skills, and a very expensive and well-stocked lab, probably -could- salvage somthing from a physically-broken SSD. Almost anything is "possible".

    But barring that, the data is "gone for good".
     
  7. ZapNZs macrumors 68020

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    For a price that often ranges from that of a new MacBook Pro to that of a used car, some of the data may be recoverable...

    (backups save money :))
     
  8. steve23094 macrumors 68020

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    Secure erase the drive, there are different levels according to how important your data is and how paranoid you are. It won't be recoverable.
     
  9. jerryk macrumors 68040

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    That is what I do. Use a big sledge hammer and flatten them down 2/3s their size. Shatters the coatings on the platters into many pieces.
     
  10. MacBH928 macrumors 68030

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    I unscrew the HDD and shatter the platters
     
  11. ZapNZs macrumors 68020

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    I was under the impression that, before data destruction (whether that be secure deletion, physical destruction, or both), that it was essential to first encrypt the drive's contents?
     
  12. /V\acpower macrumors 6502a

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    Only in the Moutain of Doom™, where the HDD platters were forged, can the data be destroyed !
     
  13. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Microwave for about 10 seconds does wonders for erasing SSD drives.
     

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