• Anonymous

    I’m fairly sure the reflective layer necessary for read/write operations is being vaporized, leaving a nonfunctional translucent plastic disc.

    Very neat either way.

    • http://www.facebook.com/cchamlin Chris Hamlin

      I think that’s what’s meant by “erase”. the goal here seems to be to render sensitive data totally unrecoverable, same idea as melting your hard drive with thermite, etc.

  • http://profiles.google.com/camper2k James H. Vooght

    3 seconds in a microwave oven does the same thing.

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn’t want to breathe the fumes

  • http://twitter.com/mpechner mpechner

    I’m a microwave man myself.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R43ZIVJRY4LFJ5KOIPM5DV2ZGQ Anonymous

    Who cares if if’s the most efficient way or not–it makes “erasing” a CD FUN!

  • http://www.facebook.com/takeru.ishibashi Keruru Ishibashi

    This is necessary for the family by one.

  • http://viettelonline.com/ USB 3G

    Oh nice, thanks for your information!

  • http://twitter.com/_JAmesH_ JAmes

    Interesting how it’s clear afterwards, although i prefer the pretty patterns that the microwave does.

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