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Mac - Erase hard drive completely.

By thewolfe
May 19, 2003
  1. Mac - Erase hard drive completely.
    I want to sell or give away my old Mac but want to completely wipe off the hard drive so that even the pros can't read it.

    I have "Shred" for my PC, any utilities for the Mac?
     
  2. Elcarion

    Elcarion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 169

    Wipe and shred a half-a-dozen to a dozen times or so and you should be very safe. If you're really worried about pros recovering data then you should destroy the HD physically. When I say pros, I mean organizations with a backroll for that type of thing. If you're worried about typically computer geeks then 2 or 3 times is probably sufficient, maybe even once.
     
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