Are you worried that the contents of your hard drive might get you in trouble, if some anti-piracy authority from your country comes knocking at your door? Have you downloaded so much pirated content, that you could end up in jail if said authorities manage to access the contents of your HDD?
Well, if that's the case, the best way to feel safe at all times is to always keep at hand a device that will destroy all the possible evidence against you in a matter of seconds, namely the Breaks-Easy from the Japanese company Orient Computer.
The device works in a very simple, yet very effective manner. Thus, all the user has to do is place the doomed HDD inside the device, close the transparent protective cap, push a lever and watch as his/her HDD is crushed mercilessly. Moreover, this thing will not only obliterate the drive's metal casing, it will also render it completely unreadable, so that all that unwanted data that can get you in loads of trouble will simply disappear.
Another very interesting thing about this device is that it is relatively portable, so you can carry it around to wherever your HDD crushing spree might lead you. Thus, the Breaks-Easy measures just 182 x 345 x 164 mm and weighs around 8.5 kilos, which is a bit much, indeed, but not as much as other comparable machines, which can reach up to 30 kilos.
The Breaks-Easy device is compatible with all the general HDD sizes on the market, whether we're talking about 3.5 inches server HDDs, 3.5 inches normal HDDs or those smaller and sleeker 2.5 inches drives for laptops and notebooks. There's no word yet on either the price or general availability of this thing, but I'm quite sure it will be quite popular among the users who know that their HDD is not exactly clean and legit. We are just a few, but there are many of you, Softpedia users, out there. That's why we thought it would be a good idea to create an email address for you to help us a little in finding gadgets we missed. Interesting links are bound to be posted with recognition going mainly to those who submit. The address is .
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