best method to format my hard drive - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HotUKDeals, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HotUKDeals app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit

best method to format my hard drive

£0.00 @
i know a simple format is not really good enough as the files can still be extracted. A format merely deletes pointers on the hd i want to sell my hd on ebay but dont want any scumbags prodding it … Read More
Cyrus Avatar
8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
i know a simple format is not really good enough as the files can still be extracted. A format merely deletes pointers on the hd

i want to sell my hd on ebay but dont want any scumbags prodding it for data. So, what is the best method guys ?

thanks
Cyrus Avatar
8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
Options

All Comments

(9) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
#1
Best thing to do is Restore system to beginning, or install installation discs. Good luck.
#2
Active@ KillDisk - Hard Drive Eraser is powerful and compact software that allows you to destroy all data on hard and floppy drives completely, excluding any possibility of future recovery of deleted files and folders. It's a hard drive and partition eraser utility.

http://www.killdisk.com/
#3
many thanks.

I also found dban which looks good !
#4
Webroot's Wndows washer "Bleaches" your HD. Can overwrite your it many many times over (as many as you like the more the better) Making the "remnants" unrecoverable. Should be available form to download from mininova.
#5
mike07071964
Best thing to do is Restore system to beginning, or install installation discs. Good luck.


wont kill the previous data on it though.
#6
Kandiman1983
Active@ KillDisk - Hard Drive Eraser is powerful and compact software that allows you to destroy all data on hard and floppy drives completely, excluding any possibility of future recovery of deleted files and folders. It's a hard drive and partition eraser utility.

http://www.killdisk.com/


i tried kill disk and it did just that. completely killed my hard drive :x
#7
Thanks guys!
#8
Industry standards say if you wipe it seven times this is enough to make the extraction of files almost impossible
#9
Check out this thread: http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4628193

Another vote for dban though.

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!