So you’ve got some PCs at end-of-live and you want to make sure the data on thosehard drives doesn’t make you the next TJX. You can wipe ’em, but that’s not absolute.And a wiped hard drive looks just like a live one — how can you really tell.

Enter the Vernon Crusher. It sounds like a wrestler from an old Bugs Bunny cartoon,but this hydraulic press gives you visual assurance of data destruction. Jim Drohandropped by our studio to demo the beast, and it was the most fun I’ve had with ahard drive in yonks. Watch the video.

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Dave Webb
Dave Webb is a freelance editor and writer. A veteran journalist of more than 20 years' experience (15 of them in technology), he has held senior editorial positions with a number of technology publications. He was honoured with an Andersen Consulting Award for Excellence in Business Journalism in 2000, and several Canadian Online Publishing Awards as part of the ComputerWorld Canada team.