PC Pro has posted ten fun ways to dispose of old hard drives. The top three:
3. Burning the disk with a welding torch
2. Cutting it to pieces with an angle grinder
1. Smashing it with a hammer.
But the hammer might not be the best solution: as you can see in the video below, it takes quite a bit of smashing to break it. Hard disks are hard to destroy!
My personal favorite is the classic shredder; it’s fun to watch and doesn’t require manual labour.
For more fun ways to get rid of your old hard disks, have a look at the article itself and don’t forget to read the comments!