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Solved: How To Clear A Hard Drive?

Discussion in 'General Security' started by katzmeow, Sep 22, 2008.

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  1. katzmeow

    katzmeow Thread Starter

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    Can someone please recommend a program or tell me how to completely clean a PC hard drive? We have an old system we are getting rid of, but I would like to make certain that there is no personal information stored on it before doing so. Thank you for your time!
     
  2. 1002richards

    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Hi,
    Darik's Boot n Nuke (DBAN) is highly regarded here at TSG for such tasks:
    http://www.dban.org/

    Richard
     
  3. mfletch

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    If its going to the tip take the hardrive out and take a hammer to it then its 100% clean
     
  4. valis

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    that's what I use at work for machines we donate; DoD compliant, easiest cleaning app I've ever come across.
     
  5. katzmeow

    katzmeow Thread Starter

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    Thanks everyone. DBAN worked like a charm and was very easy to use.
     
  6. 1002richards

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    You're welcome.

    Richard.
     
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