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Has my internal HDD been fully wiped?

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So I wiped my internal (and only) HDD to sell using DBAN and so now when my PC boots up it says "no boot sector on internal hard drive", so does that mean it's been fully wiped?
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DBAN stands for boot and nuke lol, so yes, you nuked that drive lol.

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DBAN stands for boot and nuke lol, so yes, you nuked that drive lol.

Oh I know, which is what I wanted but I just didn't know how to be sure if it actually did its job or not smile.gif
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Sounds like it did :D

 

Don't know how many passes it wrote to it though, usually 3 pass is 100% unrecoverable.

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Yes you did wipe the drive with random writes and random scrabbling, however there could still be some recoverable data. I like to zero fill a drive a few times (HGST ,WD, and seagate have tools to do this) and check it over with a HD Hex editior (https://mh-nexus.de/en/hxd/) to make sure that there is absolutely nothing anywhere on the drive in any sector.
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Plug the drive into a system with an os and run a Deep Scan with Recuva,that should let you know if anything is recoverable or not.
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Sounds like it did biggrin.gif

Don't know how many passes it wrote to it though, usually 3 pass is 100% unrecoverable.

I did 3, read that that's the best lol
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