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    Hard Drive Secure Erasing Software Needed (FREE)

    Looking for some free software that will wipe my old hard drives before I can get shot of them...got a large collection of old drives now that need to go

    Need to remove files securely and hoping someone has a free solution

    Cheers in advance

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    I use killdisk

    [url]www.killdisk.com[/url]

    Original Poster

    Yea, I tried the free version of this one but was able to recover data using R-Studio

    Hammer and six inch masonry nail.

    Blow torch.

    A magnetic, is excellent but your drive will be a block of metal

    Original Poster

    ...all good ideas, but the idea was to sell them on lol ...If this was a deal post Id deffo give you some "heat" lol

    dunno if any good but think Spybot Search n Destroy has a secure shredder.

    interesting Q about the big magnet. Was searchin for this answer recently...would it knack the drive for sure?

    Or just a thought a write zero hdd diagnaostic test? writes to all the drive, completely ?

    harlzter;3915139

    Hammer and six inch masonry nail.Blow torch.



    The recommended method for getting rid of unwanted drives.

    Unless you go at it with the software equivalent of an industrial sander shady types with tech knowledge will still be able to lift data.

    wikihow.com/Des…ive

    I like number 7. :-D

    Banned

    Webroot Windows Washer is the best software to use if you want to erase all data on your hard drive

    Its a free 30 day trial which you can use fully use

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    Original Poster

    Jerry786;3915692

    Webroot Windows Washer is the best software to use if you want to erase … Webroot Windows Washer is the best software to use if you want to erase all data on your hard driveIts a free 30 day trial which you can use fully use]http://www.webroot.com/land/ww_clean_trl.php?rc=4257&ac=ppdwwtrl:thumbsup:



    Cheers...will give it a go...but I am just burning an ISO of "Darik's Boot and Nuke" which is a boot CD that detects the drives and wipes them...will keep you posted

    I use Heidi.
    heidi.ie/node/6
    it Uses the Guttmann (Default), Pseudorandom Data and US DoD 5220-22.M methods.
    DoD has 3 or 7 or you can go crazy with the Guttmann 35 Pass wipe.

    tested winner by CHIP.de

    "Darik's Boot and Nuke" is good but i think you can only "nuke" one drive at a time.

    Original Poster

    no worries...my spare pc will only take one drive at a time as its one of those dell sx270 media centre doodaahs
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