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Why would running it more than once do anything? If everything is deleted after the first use then there shouldn't be any benefit in doing this.

Have your heard of magnetic residue?
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The problem with magnetic media (mechanical HDD) is that there is residual... Think of the residual as a "shadow" of what was once there. Left over magnetism. Although the average user can't find, or see, this residual, certain forensic software can see right through what is actually written to a sector, and recover data that has been overwritten. The "shadow" is eventually replaced with another "shadow"...

Chris, the drive is dead? It just gave out? lol
post #22 of 40
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Have your heard of magnetic residue?
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The problem with magnetic media (mechanical HDD) is that there is residual... Think of the residual as a "shadow" of what was once there. Left over magnetism. Although the average user can't find, or see, this residual, certain forensic software can see right through what is actually written to a sector, and recover data that has been overwritten. The "shadow" is eventually replaced with another "shadow"...
Chris, the drive is dead? It just gave out? lol

Yeah lol I can see it but it wont reformat or talk to the os.
post #23 of 40
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Why would running it more than once do anything? If everything is deleted after the first use then there shouldn't be any benefit in doing this.

If there's a professional data recovery company, they might be able to recover *some* of the data after a single overwrite. It's pretty much impossible to recover data after 1 overwrite with software.
 
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Yeah lol I can see it but it wont reformat or talk to the os.

Make a destruction video! biggrin.gif
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Download GPARTED, burn to a disc or Thumbdrive boot install.

How? google

once its loaded up find the drive right click and erase.



done.
    
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If there's a professional data recovery company, they might be able to recover *some* of the data after a single overwrite. It's pretty much impossible to recover data after 1 overwrite with software.

That simply isn't true. If you had Iran's nuclear secrets on a HDD, wipe it 7 times, then give it to the NSA, they will have that stuff off within two weeks.

For the average person though, yeah one wipe is fine.
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post #27 of 40
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If there's a professional data recovery company, they might be able to recover *some* of the data after a single overwrite. It's pretty much impossible to recover data after 1 overwrite with software.

That simply isn't true. If you had Iran's nuclear secrets on a HDD, wipe it 7 times, then give it to the NSA, they will have that stuff off within two weeks.

For the average person though, yeah one wipe is fine.

Do I look like nasa? lol nope.

thanks anyway
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Download GPARTED, burn to a disc or Thumbdrive boot install.

How? google

once its loaded up find the drive right click and erase.



done.

the drive is gone, I'm going to break it.
post #29 of 40
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Make a destruction video! biggrin.gif

what should I do? smile.gif

I remember your laptop one biggrin.gif
post #30 of 40
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Make a destruction video! biggrin.gif

what should I do? smile.gif

I remember your laptop one biggrin.gif

Hmmmm, have any strong acid? lol

Baseball with it?

Sledge hammer?

Put in gasoline and set to fire like mine?
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