1) Since when did you start working at BestBuy?
someone has to supervise the sanitization of the cleanroom and gas chamber to repair the hard drives
2) Anyone NOT working in a cleanroom and wearing a "bunny-suite" is a
TMI - we do not need to know your private acivities...
3) The cost to repair a hard drive is already more expensive than replacing one.
must be the cost of that cleanroom and gas chamber..LOL
It is NOT however, more expensive than an entire (half-decent) computer.
if a cleanroom and gas chamber are involved (by your theory)
4) Most new high-cap/high-speed drives are indeed sealed (welded) and helium filled.
do you really think the poster that asked about the hard drive has a NEW one - do not be foolish
5) Wipe vs. Overwrite... It doesn't matter whether or not you or anyone else is ignorant of the correct terms. They are, in fact, different processes with entirely different results.
the same result
6) Truly eliminating drive data is a complicated, multi-step process. I should know.
any 5 year old can overwrite it
I was once responsible for carrying out FBI/DOD-level data sanitization.
must be you were not good at that job either
I've worked extensively with all associated equipment and methods listed below. And yes... to fully degauss a drive, you need to be protected from intense magnetic radiation by lead-lined walls. Drive "destroyers" are the second part of the security equation.
and we bet bestbuy has lead-lined walls also