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How To- Securely Erase HDD

Disk Drive Secure Erase for User Data

Download Freeware Secure Erase Utility


Secure Erase Q & A

G.F. Hughes, D.M. Commins, and T. Coughlin, “Disposal of disk and tape data by secure sanitization,” IEEE Security and Privacy, Vol. 7, No. 4, (July/August 2009), pp. 29-34.  [PDF  ucsd only]

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How to REALLY erase a hard drive

What do you mean “delete” doesn’t delete?

File information is maintained in a directory so your operating system can find it. All that “delete” does is erase the file’s reference information. Your OS can’t find it, but the data is still there.

via How to REALLY erase a hard drive | ZDNet.

How to Erase a Hard Drive

PC World's Cover Reveals the Truth

PC World’s Cover Reveals the Truth (Photo credit: nep)

Sometimes simply deleting files isn’t good enough. In this how-to video segment, PC World explains a number of simple techniques for permanently and securely removing sensitive data from old drives before recycling or disposing of them.

via How to Completely Erase a Hard Drive | PCWorld.