Prevent hard disk recovery??

By ashwa
Apr 4, 2007
  1. well there r lot of software which recover hard disk...

    but i wud like to know if it is ever possible to prevent the recovery of hard disk by means of any software? or do i just need to break my hard disk into 2? :)
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    To prevent data recovery by normal software, then overwriting the entire disk contents once will do.

    Special lab equipment (and/or manufacturer-specifc software?) can recover even overwritten data. If you overwrite with certain patterns many times, then it becomes more difficult to restore stuff.

    Mind you, according to US DoD (or whatever the often (mis)quoted standard was), the only accepted way of destroying "top secret" material from magnetic media is either disintegration or degaussing.
  3. ashwa

    ashwa TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    u mean i cant prevent my hard disk recovery...damm!! it means now the F.B.I for that matter even my bro can recover all the porn that i have deleted from my H.D....thr must be some software available to just erase it permanently with a single thr??
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Why do you think FBI is unable to download their own porn? :p

    Really, unless you are doing something seriously illegal, just overwriting the data will do just fine. If you don't want to wipe the entire disk, then there are programs that will overwrite specific files or the space left over from deleted files.
  5. ashwa

    ashwa TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    :) true....nywez tnx for ur advice...hehe i forgot this is a legitimate forum so wont be asking bout anymore keys round here...tnx
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