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I already did this for a short <= 30s durations about 6 times to my old HD platters (the mirror-like CD/DVD disk) + immediatelly pouring cold water over it. After the fact I realized that it may not have been the healthy choice...

Are HD platters toxic to have over fire? I didn't see any smoke (saw steam when pouring water) but I just want to make sure.

  • Someone has to ask so I will. Why would you do this? – Carey Gregory Oct 25 '15 at 5:52
  • To try to destroy the data it holds. – Ben Oct 25 '15 at 8:37
  • Just snap them in two. – Carey Gregory Oct 25 '15 at 15:11

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