Maybe you’ve got a thing for Hannah Montana websites. Or maybe you’re just super paranoid. To protect your data, you could take apart the hard drive and have some pretty cool parts to remember it by. A better answer is the eRazer. It could be your new best friend.
It’s a stand alone device that doesn’t require a functioning computer to use it. It can erase all the files on a drive by writing a data pattern over the entire disk. They claim it will clean a 250GB drive in just short of two hours. The price is $100. If you are still paranoid that someone will discover your dirty secrets, you can spend an extra $50 to get one that makes multiple passes on the disk and writes random characters over all of it.
If you still don’t feel safe after that, I’ll personally come over and for $25, I’ll stomp on it for you, before microwaving it and running it over.
Great device and the price isn’t that steep.