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I came across some hard drives that I'd like to get rid of. What I want to do is format these drives as safely as possible so the least amount of information can be recovered, or none at all, if possible and so the drives can be reused. Does anyone have any suggestions on some kind of software to accomplish this?

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I came across some hard drives that I'd like to get rid of. What I want to do is format these drives as safely as possible so the least amount of information can be recovered, or none at all, if possible and so the drives can be reused. Does anyone have any suggestions on some kind of software to accomplish this?

Sean? Where you at, son? biggrin.gif



You can use CCleaner's drive wiper tool. 1 pass on he entire drive is enough, 3 passes if you are insecure about it. lol

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Not that Sean needs anyone to concur with him, but I swear by CCleaner. Well not literary but you get my drift.
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You can use CCleaner's drive wiper tool. 1 pass on he entire drive is enough, 3 passes if you are insecure about it. lol


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oh, ok! Yeah, CCleaner is teh winz. I just wasn't sure if it was good for the drive wiping feature. If God Sean says it's good, then I'll take it.

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oh, ok! Yeah, CCleaner is teh winz. I just wasn't sure if it was good for the drive wiping feature. If God Sean says it's good, then I'll take it.

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