Matteo Mattei

Hello, my name is Matteo Mattei and this is my personal website. I am computer engineer with a long experience in Linux system administration and web software development. My preferred computer languages and technologies are PHP, Python, Bash, HTML, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, MySQL, Node.js, MongoDB, etc...

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How to really erase an Hard Drive

Since a REALLY secure Hard Disk erase procedure does not exist, the only way to clean every private data from a storage device is to use a powerful tool. Today we experimented the secure data cleaning on a 2.5" HD with an hammer. Yes, you have understood, an HAMMER!!! What's more powerful than an hammer?!

This is the result of our experiment:

Broken HD

Any further feedback is really appreciated!

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