Earlier this summer, we talked about machines that are intended specifically to destroy hard disk drives. But Google does it...
If you really want to make sure that nobody’s going to be able to read your data, the late author Terry Pratchett just showed you how it’s done: Per his instructions, his executor just ran over his hard disk drives with a steamroller.
As you may recall, the number of hard drive makers has been steadily shrinking as the product becomes more of a commodity and the industry consolidates.
Now, it looks like, one way or another, Toshiba will be next on the block.
This is not, in itself, an astonishing development.