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I saw a thread once on this of how to do clear your hard drive so its harder for people to retrace everything you've had on your hard drive. Can someone link me to that thread the search tool is broken. lots of pr0n to delete
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humm is the FBI comming by your house soon. lol. the only way i know to do it is to drill your platters.
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i still want to use it though.
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i still want to use it though.
then why wipe it clean like that. just reformat and then use it again.
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Nah, you gotta rewrite the entire drive with random bytes at LEAST 3 times. Even if you format (write zeros), there is always a residual magnetic polarization that can be read by the proper equipment. And if the FBI is after you, you better believe that they have the proper equipment .Writing random data to the entire drive enough times makes it impossible to read the "residue".
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i always use killdisk.

http://www.killdisk.com/

its free for 1 pass of zeros.

anything else and you gotta pay for the full version.
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post #7 of 7
Either format it or delete everything, fill it with random stuff, and de-fragment it.
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