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post #11 of 32
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that depends on what kind of information you have on the drive, not how old it is. it's pretty easy to recover data from just a single pass.


That's a pretty extraordinary claim. You're going to have to back that one up.
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post #12 of 32
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That's a pretty extraordinary claim. You're going to have to back that one up.
take an external drive with some random stuff on it, format it through your computer like you normally would, then run GetDataBack NTFS or GetDataBack FAT, and see how much is recovered. it works for me everytime i use it.

EDIT: here's a couple threads to go through if that's not proof enough. one regarding GetDataBack and the other on how to see if your files are truly deleted...

http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives...tdataback.html
http://www.overclock.net/windows/730...something.html
Edited by wtomlinson - 5/24/11 at 7:39am
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post #13 of 32
Who made the hdd? Low level format with disk manufacturers tool or hiron boot cd
http://www.hirensbootcd.org/files/Hi...ootCD.13.2.zip

If you paranoid choose the nsa 32 pass method with one of the disk utilities on there
post #14 of 32
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Originally Posted by wtomlinson View Post
take an external drive with some random stuff on it, format it through your computer like you normally would, then run GetDataBack NTFS or GetDataBack FAT, and see how much is recovered. it works for me everytime i use it.

EDIT: here's a couple threads to go through if that's not proof enough. one regarding GetDataBack and the other on how to see if your files are truly deleted...

http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives...tdataback.html
http://www.overclock.net/windows/730...something.html
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post #15 of 32
7 passes should be fine - you have to REALLY want to gain the information if you have wipe passed it 7 times
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post #16 of 32
I usually do three pass: 0s, 1s, 0s. One pass is too easy to recover data from, seven passes takes way too much time, especially on large drives.
post #17 of 32
If it were me, like i have in the past, do a 7 pass, plus the drives were always encrypted too. Sensitive data is sensitive.
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post #18 of 32
I don't keep anything on my HDD's that I wouldn't care for anyone to see honestly. If you have any personal or illegal data, then 7 pass would be more than enough. One pass would be enough for 99.9% of the people that would get a hold of your computer, including most on here. It isn't as easy to recover a 1's and 0's wipe as people are making it to be. A format, sure, but a secure 1/0 wipe on a modern drive, no.
post #19 of 32
I used DBAN. 7 pass
post #20 of 32
35 pass....twice
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