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    Hard drive question

    I had to have a new hard drive installed on my computer today. I was wondering what the easiest way to make sure that all the information is actually deleted from the old one. Secondly, can I just throw the old one away, or is there something better to do with it?



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    Re: Hard drive question

    killdisk

    http://www.killdisk.com/

    i use it and we also used it to wipe computers at work


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    Re: Hard drive question

    Darik's Boot And Nuke | Hard Drive Disk Wipe

    Download the ISO and burn it to a CD.

    Boot to the CD and wipe the drive.

    As far as throwing it away, try to find an e waste center or something equivalent. That thing will sit in a dump until the sun burns out



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    Re: Hard drive question

    here is the link directly to the iso

    http://software.lsoft.net/boot-cd-iso.zip


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    Re: Hard drive question

    or you can just collect all your old hard drives and do this with them

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YocnQ0NMTUA]YouTube - Maxtor Hard Drive Dominoes[/ame]


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    Re: Hard drive question

    Use this



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    Re: Hard drive question

    Quote Originally Posted by dukeebear View Post
    Use this


    That's what I do...



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    Re: Hard drive question

    Drill several holes in the hard drive while it is still in one piece.



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    Re: Hard drive question

    Also if you do the DBAN or killdisk people suggest running it 3 or more times over to completely remove the data.



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    Re: Hard drive question

    The hard drive has alredy been removed, so I guess the hammer is the way to go.



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