I’ve had some computers and associated peripherals lying around for a long time. One of these computers has moved from NY to TX to TX to GA to GA and will never again be moved unless that move is to an electronics disposal center or a person who wants spare parts.
During this time, as computers have come and gone, I pull their hard drives in order to assure I keep control of the data.
Sunday night I disemboweled the three computers that have been living in boxes down in the basement for way too long. Those drives are the second and third from left, plus the rightmost one. The other two drives have been sitting on a shelf in my office for years. Sometime this week they all have a date with tools that will free them of their magnets and then destroy their platters. Nobody is getting my data, dammit.
This is all part of my plan to have less crap when we move out of this house, eventually. Not necessarily less stuff, but I insist on less crap.
So far so good.