How do you completely erase a hardrive?
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    How do you completely erase a hardrive?

    I know it can be done, though I can't find any tools to do so. I heard "eraser" could get the job done, but I can't find it.

    I want more then a reformat, something that also writes over your data(a number of times) with meaningless data.


    thanks

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    Try AutoClave, i love it.



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    Here's a thread i did on it. -->AutoClave

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    Here's a link for eraser. http://www.tolvanen.com/eraser/
    \"Trying to outsmart a compiler defeats much of the purpose of using one.\" Kernighan & Plauger, The Elements of Programming Style.

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    A really big magnet'll do it.

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    br_fusion,

    The best thing you can do is going to your hard drive manufacturer's website. There you will surely find an exclusive tool for your hard drive (every hard drive has a tool) with a lot of functions to use, including restore your hard drive to "factory state", erase, format, re-format, partition, etc., etc., etc.

    Here's a list of hard drive manufacturer's websites:


    HARD DISK TOOLS:

    - WESTERN DIGITAL: HERE

    - MAXTOR: HERE

    - SEAGATE: HERE

    - SAMSUNG: HERE

    - FUJITSU: HERE

    - HITACHI: HERE

    - TOSHIBA: HERE

    - IBM: HERE (supported now by Hitachi)

    - QUANTUM: HERE (supported now by Maxtor)


    CONFIGURATIONS:

    - OLD HARD DISKS: HERE


    Good luck,

    DKRR

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