Originally Posted by squiredogs
I replaced my original WD MYDVR Expander (the 500 gig) when it died a couple of years ago with a newer 1 TB model. Damn those lost recordings... Anyway, I assume it's not safe to just chuck it or recycle it, since my TiVo account numbers might be on there somehow. Is there a way to safely get rid of this thing without any security risk?
Send it to me.
If the drive still works I'll run
or the WD diagnostic disc to write all zeros to it.
I'm not smart enough, educated enough, or experienced enough to be able to extract any data from it beyond the partition map.
The only numbers that might be on there would maybe be the TSN of the TiVo and the MAK of your account.
Even if you entered a credit card number via the unit itself instead of the TiVo website, that would be on the internal drive.