Akihabara shop allows you to destroy your individual hard drives for under 100 yen

Let Dark Past Final Disposal Site allow you to puncture your HDD.

Our author Haruka Takagi is thought for tearing across the country on her motorbike, but for probably the most part she resides in a quiet, rural a part of country. So, when she recently got here to the brilliant lights and massive city of Tokyo on business, it was quite an eye fixed opening experience.

Also, amongst the various things she desired to do while within the metropolitan area was have her old hard disk drive and all its dark, shameful history inside, permanently disposed of.

And who higher to do it than the experts within the otaku mecca of Akihabara. Specifically, she heard of a store called the Dark Past Final Disposal Site that may do it in each an especially inexpensive and memorable way, so she headed out to Akihabara very first thing within the morning.

She was surprised at how many individuals there have been milling about so early. A few of them were on their approach to work in the realm, including the legendary maids whom Haruka had heard of but never seen within the flesh before.


Afraid she could be coming across as a rustic bumpkin, Haruka stopped gawking and headed toward her destination. It was positioned in a constructing called the Tokyo Radio Department Store, which was a six-story mishmash of highly specialized computer and electrical parts shops.

Such place would have been hardcore for even an experienced Akiba-rat like Mr. Sato, so you may imagine how intimidated Haruka should have felt at the doorway.

Nevertheless, she had a harddisk filled with dirty secrets that needed to be handled, so she entered the essential hall and took the escalator right down to the basement where the Dark Past Final Disposal Site was positioned.

Despite the intimidating atmosphere of the place, the staff were extremely friendly and helpful to an outsider like Haruka. After she asked a clerk to destroy her drive and paid the 100-yen (US$0.80) for the service, they courteously took her through the steps.

Along one in every of the partitions was a small machine that did the job. It packs a giant punch, nevertheless, so for the sake of safety the staff member paced the hard disk inside and closed the door.

He then let Haruka do the honors of pushing the green button that might seal her embarrassing data’s fate.

The machine began to whir, and just as she looked within the window, she could see 4 pistons steadily push their way through the pc part as easily as a knife through butter.

She could only hear the sound of crumpling metal for a couple of seconds before the entire process was complete. The HDD emerged with 4 recent holes punched through the section that contained the magnetic platters inside.

Haruka had the selection of leaving the drive with the shop to eliminate properly or taking it back home as a souvenir. Nonetheless, she was warned that it could be dangerous to hold on to since the destruction process tends to go away sharp edges.

▼ The exit wounds of the HDD destruction

Speaking of souvenirs, she also received a complimentary clear file folder. Considering the entire thing only cost 100 yen to start with, the worth was incredible.

▼ The message on the folder is a parody of a famous line from the movie Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack: “Go! Hard disk dark past, take your abominable memories with you!”

Dark Past Final Disposal Site also destroys other storage devices like SSDs or USB drives, and if persons are unable to remove their storage units from their computers, arrangements might be made in the event you contact them upfront.

▼ Solid state drives get folded up like an accordion

Additionally they sell spare parts as outlined in a pamphlet given to Haruka. Parts are classified into the “junk levels” as follows: Maltreated, Struggling, Sorry, Normal, Pleased, and Mysterious. They appeared to indicate various levels of uselessness, though she couldn’t understand why anyone would wish to buy useless stuff.

She was beginning to get in over her head, and since she already got what she got here for, Haruka decided to go away and return to the pastural fantastic thing about her town.

And she or he could return home with the newfound comfort of knowing that nobody will ever discover the dark secret that she was actually the founding president of the Pom Pom Purin Fan Club from 1999, and penned the notorious manifesto On the Charm of Dog Sphincters which led to the group’s shameful dissolution in 2005.

I probably shouldn’t have said that last part.

Store information
Dark Past Final Disposal Site / 黒歴史最終処分場。
Akihabara Final Disposal Site / 秋葉原最終処分場。
Address: Tokyo-to, Chiyoda-ku, Sotokanda 1-10-11, Tokyo Radio Department Store B1F

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