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    Re: old computers

    old computers
    Best wiping program for a hard drive is remove it and use this,several times you need it to be in at least 6 pieces

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    Re: old computers

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikew View Post
    Best wiping program for a hard drive is remove it and use this,several times you need it to be in at least 6 pieces

    old computers-resin_sledge_hammer.jpg
    Yep, when I worked for the government, that was the accepted method for taking care of harddrives. Drill holes in them, tear them up, smash them, cutting torch were all acceptable to the government before we got rid of a computer. Oh and that was after we ran a "clean sweep" software. Ha!
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    Re: old computers

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikew View Post
    Best wiping program for a hard drive is remove it and use this,several times you need it to be in at least 6 pieces

    old computers-resin_sledge_hammer.jpg
    I was going to say the same thing. When I'm getting rid of a computer I always pull and destroy the hard drive after removing whatever ever files I wish to keep...................porn included!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill16 View Post
    Thanks guys! These are several years old(maybe more than 10 years), so I will just leave them here.
    Wow, if they are that old why not ask your local Museum if they want them............
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    Re: old computers

    Quote Originally Posted by weebee View Post
    I was going to say the same thing. When I'm getting rid of a computer I always pull and destroy the hard drive after removing whatever ever files I wish to keep...................porn included!
    And nobody has mentioned the feel good factor involved when using a "high density adjusting tool" on an old computer.

    Personally I'd pull the old hard drive (if it's a decent size) and mount it in a cheap USB caddy as back up (away from PC) storage for anything important.

    If it's no longer required then feel free to vent your frustrations with the aforementioned "adjuster".
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    Re: old computers

    Quote Originally Posted by mikew View Post
    Best wiping program for a hard drive is remove it and use this,several times you need it to be in at least 6 pieces

    old computers-resin_sledge_hammer.jpg
    Also works great for stress relief!

  7. #17
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    Re: old computers

    When disposing of an old hard drive I use a program called DBAN (Darik's Boot and Nuke). It's free and, assuming you can burn a CD or DVD, it's easy to use. You boot with the CD/DVD in the drive, enter "autonuke" at the prompt then sit back and let DBAN do its thing; which is irrevocably wipe the hard drive from the ground up.

    If you want it, google "boot and nuke" and it'll pop right up; I'm too tired right now to provide a link.
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