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Hey guys. I am thinking of selling my HDD to a friend of a friend of mine. But now i need something that completly deletes everything from my HDD. So that any data is unrecoverable.

Now i read somewhere that if i use this command in dos that it will wipe over my hdd.

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdx

where sdx is the hard drive you want to wipe. It will be most likely sda.

that is what it said in another post. Now i am wondering i have 1 harddisk 1 TB. i split it up in 2 section 1 = c: 180 gb. 2 = d: 820 gb. if i want wipe my whole disk do i need to type this.

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/c:

or dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/c:,d:

Or do u guys recommend any other programs.

thanks in advanced
    
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I use boot n nuke (AKA DBAN)

http://www.dban.org/
    
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Use CCleaner Easy and safe.
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I use boot n nuke (AKA DBAN)

http://www.dban.org/
another vote on dban!
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Use CCleaner Easy and safe.
You do realize that this guy is using a linux based system right? CCleaner is for Windows.....
post #6 of 18
KillDisk or DBAN, whichever you prefer. A single pass write to 0 will fulfill 99.9% of people's needs to prevent data recovery.
 
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dban 3 or 7 pass
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+1 vote for DBAN.
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Another vote for dban.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by herkalurk View Post
You do realize that this guy is using a linux based system right? CCleaner is for Windows.....
Doesn't look like it. Looks like he has Windows, found a Linux command on the Internet somewhere, and doesn't realize it's a Linux command. Hi, OP. Just long format your disk.
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