Hard Drive Erase

By techchic99
Nov 5, 2007
  1. Does anyone know a good program to remove all data from a hard drive. I need something that is compatible for USB drives and boots from CD-rom. I have a large quantity of drives that need to be completely erased and I need verification that the erase was successful and no data remains on the drive.
  2. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Use Windows Format

    You can Format all partitions in My Computer,except C:
    The Windows OS partition.Just like a floppy format.
    Are you sure theres nothing you want to keep,like pictures ?
    Otherwise why do you have partitions ?
  3. techchic99

    techchic99 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Multiple drives

    I don't have partitions, I literally have multiple drives from multiple computers that were junked a long time ago. I have roughly 40-50 drives that are sitting around that need to be cleaned to insure NOTHING remains due to sensative data.
  4. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Thats a lot of drives

    I'm sure it can be done if you have a Slave connection available.
    Just connect 1,open My Computer and find it's drive letter.
    Then format it.Then read it as blank,space available,
    remove and connect the next 1.
    Wrap them in aluminum foil and label to describe it's Brand and size.
    Do you think you'll ever need these or are you selling them?
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Format is totally useless for destroying data!

    techchic: DBAN is the most common disk wiping utility that overwrites the entire disk surface many times.
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