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PC Cleansweep

Postby durban » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:21 am

A colleague is about to bin 2 old PC's does anyone have advice on how to ensure any data is wiped from the disks?

Is there a freeware program available that will do this, or some home made method (leave disk drive in Freezer for a week sort of thing...yes I appreciate you do this to GET past certain read errors...I just meant as an example ;) )

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Re: PC Cleansweep

Postby Vag » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:43 am

A manual method would be to format them, then write data until they are full, then format them again. He can repeat one or two times, if he wants to be sure that the FBI or his wife won't read the old data.
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Re: PC Cleansweep

Postby Steve Camber » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:45 am

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Re: PC Cleansweep

Postby manicx » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:48 am

The Jimmy Hendrix method:

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Re: PC Cleansweep

Postby durban » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:23 pm

Sorry about the double post, but thanks for the technical answers :)
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