Plextor announces burner... to destroy CD/DVD Data

@ 2006/08/03
Storage specialist Plextor has announced an external optical drive designed to delete all the data stored on a recordable or rewriteable DVD or CD - permanently. It does it quickly, too - single layer CD-R/RW and DVD±R/RW media take just three minutes to wipe, the company claimed.
Comment from wutske @ 2006/08/03
it's more like a device for companies that store sensitive data on a CD/DVD.
You can do lots of things to destroy discs, like cutting it into pieces (data layer with a cutter) or in strokes with a shredder (this can be reconstructed), you can put it into a microwave (dangerous and stupid), you can burn it (effective, fun, but it smells and you're left with dirt) or you can blow it up (dangerous, stupid, fun and effective ).
Comment from jmke @ 2006/08/03
if you reconstruct it inside a template CD and cut out the missing piece; sure, why not, takes time and effort and money but if they end result is you reading secrets, it might be worth it?
Comment from Pistons @ 2006/08/03
Yes, but is it possible to read those small broken pieces ?
Comment from jmke @ 2006/08/03
the pieces still contain data
Comment from Pistons @ 2006/08/03
What's wrong with breaking a disc into pieces ?