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    Default I need to erase a hard drive.What's best?

    I have to send back a fairly new computer due to issues they cannot seem to repair.I have some personal info that may be retrievable to the right folks.What can I download to wipe this sucker??
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    Magnets work nicely.

    You can always wipe it out by putting in a Windows disk.
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    Bunch of different methods discussed here. Obviously you dont want to use the ones that require you to physically break the hard drive, but there are other options.

    http://gizmodo.com/5489933/leave-no-...d-thumb-drives
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    DBAN.
    Magnets actually don't do much.. I've opened several drives and stuck them in a degausser and held magnets to the platters with no ill effect.

    A bullet works too.
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    Not sure Dell will be cool with it coming back destroyed as much as i'd like to do that.

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    Shoulda got KYD service... you don't have to send back the hard drives.

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    Put DBAN on a disk and will give that a go in a while hear
    Gotta make sure the replacement is up and running first now
    Thanks all

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    Here ya go Mike:

    www.hardrivepornremovaltool.com

    Isn't that REALLY what you are looking for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pepster View Post
    Here ya go Mike:

    www.hardrivepornremovaltool.com

    Isn't that REALLY what you are looking for?
    Oh I saved all that on an external HD
    I'm crazy,not stoopid!

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    Unconditional reformat?

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    Did it not come with a restore disc? if it did won't that wipe it clean except for the OS...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pitdogg2 View Post
    Did it not come with a restore disc? if it did won't that wipe it clean except for the OS...
    I thought the same thing but wasn't sure.
    I used DBAN AND Killdisc.
    When the smoke started pumping out I unplugged it.
    I think it's clean!

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    Nice Post really helpful

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    well yes it was a nice post until you spammed us
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