|Well, a determined and skilled individual may be able to get something after a drive has been overwritten repeatedly, but most couldn't. To be sure, it is prudent to do more than merely deleting files or formatting.|
Personally, the donation option seems like a win/win situation, but anything's better than the whole unit going direct to landfill - we've made a lot of these things in the last 20 odd years, out of a host of exotic compounds.
At any rate, bound to be some other input
Computers in the future may have only 1,000 vacuum tubes and perhaps only weigh 1 1/2 tons.
- Popular Mechanics, 1949