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How to Erase a CD, Permanently

 |  |  |  |  April 19, 2011


There are plenty of ways to get rid of data on a CD. If you have a rewritable disc, for instance, you can just delete the files off of it and empty the trash can on your computer. Or if it’s permanently burned, you can just get a disc shredder. But if your a tech geek, you need to do something much, much cooler.

erase_a_cd

Yep, you really need to kill your old CDs by hitting them with crazy amounts of high-voltage electricity, like Youtuber Photonicinduction did in this action- (and power-) packed video clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi_bMYFmFGg

And if you’re really feeling adventurous, why not erase two discs at a time?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ho8xLhpx99c

Now that’s how to erase your CDs with style. I only wish that AOL still sent out those dial-up discs in the mail. I’d finally have something to do with them.

[via Laughing Squid]



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