disk-erasing paddle

Talk about a gadget with potential for abuse: a disk-erasing paddle from Applied Magnetics Laboratory with a massively powerful magnet that can completely wipe hard drives (and any other magnetic media) clean of all of their data. Hopefully, the AML-6KG's $799 price tag will keep it out of the hands of all but the wealthiest infovandals.

[Via The Red Ferret Journal]

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The disk-erasing paddle