Floppy disk erasing

floppy disk and magnet

How to nuke a floppy disk

The little thing on the floppy disk is a ultra strong magnet
which can hold 1 kg! I wanted to know how much data it could
destroy. I moved the magnet in circles on the disk case not
touching the disk inside.

And the result: the disk couldn't be mounted anymore.
I tried to recover data with ddrescue:

tux:/home/stefan# ddrescue /dev/fd0 boot_and_nuke_magnet.img

Press Ctrl-C to interrupt
rescued:         0 B,  errsize:    4096 B,  current rate:        0 B/s
   ipos:      3584 B,   errors:       8,    average rate:        0 B/s
   opos:      3584 B

So all data was gone. And i tried to format the disk and
it failed too!.

Yes, I nuked the darik's boot and nuke disk! ;)

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