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  1. #1
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    Talking Software: to erase hard drive completly

    Can anyone tell me a good software to use to delete all the data on a hard drive? So no one car read it ever again?
    Gader

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    Re: Software: to erase hard drive completly

    Low level format from BIOS. After that you can format it with preferable File System. Or you can search the web for low level formatting software...

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    Re: Software: to erase hard drive completly

    I like drilling holes in drives for this purpose.

    *wanders off*

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    Re: Software: to erase hard drive completly

    killdisk works , very slow though

    hammer works best, but its still not fool proof, depends on how many pieces you smash it into!

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    Re: Software: to erase hard drive completly

    zap is another. Been reccommened but never got around to D/L it.
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    Re: Software: to erase hard drive completly

    I prefer drive cleanser, easy to use

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    Re: Software: to erase hard drive completly

    Moved to Storage.

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    Re: Software: to erase hard drive completly

    dban

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    Re: Software: to erase hard drive completly

    Bah, all of those can be defeated.

    HardOCP had a near mythic thread on hard drive destruction, and ACID became the preferred method.

    Bug me, and I'll post the jpgs I used to host for that thread
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    Re: Software: to erase hard drive completly

    The ONLY way to ensure NO ONE will get anything off a hard drive is to utterly destroy the media itself. Next best bet is to use US Gov't style erasure techniques, and spend the TIME it takes to do it.

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    Re: Software: to erase hard drive completly

    ..Tbest is(software) from own wwws, means which hdd U want to be like new? LLformat goes through ewry bit makes him 0 & MBR
    become "EMPTY" ....Fast format doing MBR to be "empty"(against ill wiruses ok),but
    not goes through whole disk only first and last some.,
    ....Meeans if fast format ok - not meeans disk OK!!
    Whole zeroing from wwws of disk manufact...!! If pase can
    doing disk Like NEW some times it takes 2 hours or more..
    why only for WD takes MUCH less????
    p.s. and must listen if doing metal sound when doing that hmm
    can forget that disk...(can doing twice mb no metal sounds again) small chance have to doing twice.,
    this (sound) meeans head kis plate buth not allwais, sim sound have some super stop software on maxtor or old ibm.....
    ...When ill idea to use blabla software to in in some specific
    disk mbr or ewen repair him..."must from own wwws"
    ..ewry disk is special...!!!

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    Re: Software: to erase hard drive completly

    Ok, I would like to thank all you guys for All the colorfull suggestions. I had no idea all this stuff was available out there. I went a read review that listed like 50 programs It listed Evidence Eliminator as #1. #2 was Windows Washer. I installed that one. It has some very powerfull things it can do including What I wanted to do which was get a Drive ready for sale. It has one feature that it calls washing with bleach that will take your drive when you boot to a floppy and erase every thing on there all partitions and everything then it will Wright random data to the drive up to 200 time I guess there are regular standards that it can use or it will use all the standards if you wish. They claim it exceeds all government and millitary standards. I had no idea. It does simple stuff too like cleaning registry and recent viewed document if you only want that. So thanks for all the input I appreciate it.
    Gader

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    Re: Software: to erase hard drive completly

    "Ace Utilities" has a military/Govt erase option. It has a 30day trial so you could use it to kill a disk. Or buy it, its a good package.
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