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I want to Delete everything on my Harddrive for ever - HOW ?

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  1. faustfsblctw

    faustfsblctw Newbie

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    Hello, i am planning to delete everything on my harddrive for ever without any possibility of taking it back ... i know, buying a new one would be the easiest way but can you tell me how i can make a clear reset ?

    After that reset, no one should be able to get the information back on that disc with whatever tools
     
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    http://www.dban.org/
     
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    dazk2002 Power Member

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    What's on this hard drive that you want destroying all trace of so desperately?
     
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    faustfsblctw Newbie

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    important data which i have to destroy
     
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    There are few different ones available -

    http://www.diskwipe.org/
    http://www.killdisk.com/features.htm
    http://www.dban.org/

    Basically what these programs do is write data on every sector of the disk so that it physically overwrites any existing data.
    This is the only secure way of wiping the drive because a normal format will just remove the partition table (Like the table of contents) and leave the actual data exactly where it was.

    You could also hit the drive with a hammer - this is a relatively good way of destroying the drive BUT in a high tech data recovery lab it could possibly still be retreived - but cost of doing something at that level would likely be in the $xxxx or $xxxxx.
     
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    A Hammer can do the trick
     
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    1. Take out hard drive.
    2. Douse with flammable liquid.
    3. Add fire.
     
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    GoDesain Regular Member

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    clear all data with ccleaner secure delete and repartion you HD..
     
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    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Totally ineffective. The data is still actually on the disk, just not readily accessible. The actual bits need to be overwritten - and multiple times (that's a hardware quirk, one time is not guaranteed to be enough).
     
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    I have used killdisk before and I have not been able to collect the old data after using it. Also once I destroyed one of my harddrives by mistake so be careful
     
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    Industrial magnet is the only thing that will fully wipe a hard-disk. Even then a professional might be able to find footprints.

    Stop downloading weirdshit creepazoid.
     
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    so overwriting data is safe way and not reconstructable?
     
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    You have to donwload things to the disk til its full. Because it will be overwriten. A disk is made of bits (0 and 1). Imagine that all the bits have information and then you format it. The format will not put all the bits as null. It will just give permission to overwrite the bits. So if you make the disk full (give new data to all the bits) the old data will be deleted and thats what you want to do. Or put it inside ur microwave like the guy from mr robot do
     
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    Give it to these guys. They'll take care of it.
     
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    It gets my vote.

    Shez

    Class :)
     
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    sorry i have been working in forensics , so in my opinion you need to burn it
     
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    Yes. Use DiskWipe, sleep easy at night. If it's a magnetic disk, overwrite twice if really paranoid.
     
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    If your data is that important that someone really does want it, then overwriting the data will not securely destroy the information on the drive. Here we are talking about data that is so important that someone is willing to use electron microscopy to gather the information. I have personally overwritten data with zero fills and alternating random fills seven times and have been able to recover data programmatically with up to seven overwrites.

    If you want to securely destroy your data, then you have to destroy the platter that the data is written on.