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Old 06-15-2006, 11:36 AM   #11 (permalink)
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If the hard disk is fairly old with low capacity and you dont need the cash then just attack it with a hammer - great for stresss release.

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i saw another post in this section of the forum about recovering data so have a look there.
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Old 06-15-2006, 07:09 PM   #12 (permalink)
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How about "shredding" the free space that has been written over before, but still has remnants of data on it?

Will a HD reformat completely clear everything off the HD?

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Old 06-15-2006, 09:08 PM   #13 (permalink)
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A reformat leaves just about EVERYTHING on the disk.
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Old 06-16-2006, 02:48 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally posted by slayerduck
if i ever want to sell one of my HDD's i want to make sure.
Why would someone want to by a used hard drive? They are not that expensive to buy a new one.
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So once I reformat a HD, best to have an app like Killdisk completely "clean" the disk before I use it again (if I want to completely clear all the data)?

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