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PlexEraser – Read, Burn and Destroy!

Plextor PlexEraser (Image courtesy Akihabara News)
By Andrew Liszewski

I will admit that even though I never store any sensitive data on DVD or CDs I still feel the need to scratch them up ‘real good like’ and make them as unreadable as possible before I throw them in the trash.

Plextor already includes a neat application for easily destroying discs with every burner they sell. The utility is called PlexEraser and it makes a CD or DVD unreadable by re-recording over the lead-in and data sectors of a write-once disc rendering all the data unusable. And while I can’t find much information about it online it seems Plextor will be soon shipping a standalone CD/DVD eraser that will destroy a disc in about six minutes presumably using the same technique as their software utility does.

VIA [Akihabara News]