|DBAN will automatically and completely delete the contents of any hard disk that it can detect, which makes it an appropriate utility for bulk or emergency data destruction. ... DBAN prevents or thoroughly hinders all known techniques of hard disk forensic analysis.|
Originally Posted by slngsht
formatting doesn't really erase the data. It's comparable to ripping the index out of a book. The data is still there, but you just have to go look for it. You have to get a program to overwrite all the data to zeros multiple times.
edit: Try this: http://majorgeeks.com/DP_Wiper_d4916.html
Originally Posted by elson
so i want to sell an old Samsung HD. i popped it into my real computer and reformatted and everything was wiped. Is there anything else i can do to make sure all the info is gone before i sell it?