How to Destroy Your USB Flash Drive
How to Destroy a USB Flash Drive – Blowtorch Versus USB Drive
In this video, we destroy a USB Drive by burning the hardware with a blowtorch (or two!) To dispose of a USB flash drive and wipe out the data, the memory chip where the data is stored must be completely destroyed. There are a few ways to accomplish this including burning, drilling, compression, and USB drives are also known as Flash Drives and sometimes called thumb drives, USB hard drives, USB flash memory stick.
Watch this video where it only takes about a minute to completely burn through our sample USB hard drive. Of course, we filmed it with our drone! In the end, there is nothing left to test (see photos) so we’re confident this is a good way to dispose of your data and maintain data privacy.
Michelle writes about cyber security, data privacy focusing on social media privacy as well as how to protect your IoT devices. She has worked in internet technology for over 20 years and owns METRONY, LLC. Michelle earned a B.S. in Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Michelle published a guide to Cyber Security for Business Travelers