How to Completely Erase a Hard Drive
Posted 20 July 2009 - 11:27 PM
dirll sections will still damn you, same as sledge stupid hammer. Dynamite just as predictable.
Here's an idea! buy a new one, Acid crunch and melt the old one. fix tht one! I like tp see anyone try, I dare anyone.
I will not even have to goo goo dare!
Posted 27 July 2009 - 06:00 AM
But the best system wipe I have used is Kill Disk, at Killdisk.com. This is a stepped down Govt HD wiper. It writes "0's" through the HD. Totally wipes it out, and This is a Shareware/Freeware Program so its definetly worth the money.
Posted 27 July 2009 - 08:05 PM
Use the US DOD standard of wiping the blocks 7 times would be pretty secure, I think.
Posted 28 July 2009 - 09:23 PM
Yes, someone who's obsessive-compulsive disorder and has laboratory facilities and infinite free time to pick over fragments of sharp glass with tweezers while wearing a bunny suit could recover SOME data from a busted up hard disk. This would be a government level job of data recovery costing on the order of tens of thousands of dollars.
Joe snoop or identity thief will be stopped dead by a hard drive shattered into itty bitty pieces. Even trivial damage to the logic board would be good enough to stop 99% of potential snoops. One good whack from a maul would make it 100% hopeless.
But as I mentioned in the other post, get the magnets out, first. They're fun. Even the level of disassembly to get the magnets out would make the drive 'irrecoverable' to anyone outside of the hypothetical OCD sufferer's lab. You're not opening it in a clean room. You're not taking the steps necessary to safeguard the data. You're not about to put it back together.
You can always get a cheap quartz clock movement from a crafts store and make an artsy clock out of it.
Posted 31 July 2009 - 08:05 AM
- a secure deletion for files: You can choose the method for wiping. In CCleaner Settings, change the Secure Deletion settings from ?Normal File Deletion (faster)? to ?Secure File Deletion (slower)? and then choose ?NSA (7 passes)?
- and in case you deleted the file already, so you can't 'secure delete it by wiping it' CCleaner can also wipe all free disk space on a partition.
This tool is priceless!
Thanks fastbullet, nice to see you too. :)
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