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Get rid of Data FOREVER!

By kimbo.ati
Nov 9, 2005
  1. hello, im in a dilema im selling my computer but i have very personal information on it. (incrimonating) :) . i heard that you can write zeros and one to a hard drive and it completely wipe them free beyond reconstrcution of the data.

    how am i to do this could someone please help me?

    i have a western digital 120gig IDE hard drive 7200rpm
     
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

  3. kimbo.ati

    kimbo.ati TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 224

    cheers man, to be safe ill run it twice :angel:
    so this program will wipe the hard drive and it cant be recovered?

    thanks alot,
     
  4. patio

    patio TS Maniac Posts: 700

    I would suggest buying a brand new $30.00 HDD and installing it in the machine and pulling your old HDD and keep it...
    I have kept all my HDD's.

    patio. :cool:
     
  5. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    That is another good option, that gives you the extra storage, as well as being assured you won't lose your data to the wrong hands.
     
  6. kimbo.ati

    kimbo.ati TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 224

    Good idea i never thought of that one><

    Thanks alot
     
  7. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    if it's really old and you are not sure of drive unload it
    I would not add the cost of a new hdd to pc unless client asks for one .
    I use acronis to d.o.d. wipe my drives
    I have test with data recovery and there is nothing it gets that is readable
     
  8. kimbo.ati

    kimbo.ati TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 224

    ok, well its now my secondary drive on my new computer. Can u use that program in windows or do you need to boot from a disk on startup to use it?
     
  9. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    works both ways
     
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