May 27th, 2003, 12:34 AM
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.
May 27th, 2003, 12:44 AM
Try AutoClave, i love it.
Here's a thread i did on it. -->AutoClave
May 27th, 2003, 02:42 AM
\"Trying to outsmart a compiler defeats much of the purpose of using one.\" — Kernighan & Plauger, The Elements of Programming Style.
May 27th, 2003, 02:48 AM
A really big magnet'll do it.
May 27th, 2003, 02:51 AM
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)
- OLD HARD DISKS: HERE