Hard drive disposal

  Newuser38 16:48 05 Nov 14

is physical destruction still the best way to ensure no possibility of anything being used by others

  john bunyan 17:04 05 Nov 14

Yes, but if you have all your personal data on a separate partition, and you carefully delete all passwords etc, and, maybe, yoy want to pass the PC to another with the OS working, I think the "Drive Wiper" facility in C Cleaner would be safe enough. You can set it to overwrite either the whole drive or free space with , say 7 passes (will take hours) and even the FBI wont be able to recover the data.

  BT 17:33 05 Nov 14

".. even the FBI wont be able to recover the data."

But some spotty nerd in his bedroom might ;o)

Just kiddin'

  mole1944 05:40 06 Nov 14

Wipe it like john bunyan said then put it in a case to use as you wish i.e. data backup,don't waste it even give it away.

  spuds 10:29 06 Nov 14

Agree with other suggestions, except "even the FBI wont be able to recover the data."

Very intelligent people working for the FBI and other worldwide agencies, and possibly your personal data might prove very interesting to them :O)

  SimpleSimon1 08:50 07 Nov 14

Depends on your paranoia level. If you're of average paranoia, one of the secure wipe software options will probably do (see click here for more info). However,if you major on paranoia, nothing beats a cold chisel and a 2-pound club hammer!

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