Disk Shredder

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  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    I am going to send a Hard drive back to a retailer, I have formatted it, can anyone suggest a good, free disk shredder?

    Ta

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    I've always used ERASER

    Lots of erase options and explanations of the different standards.
     
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    shredder

    I think the free version of kill disk only does zeros, forgive me if i'm wrong. DBAN boot and nuke does a multitude of MOD/DOD wipes which is supposedly very secure. The 3 wipe should be adequate. Free to download and use, http://www.dban.org/
     
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    Macs

    I don't agree but everyone to their own. Macs are far too expensive and the software creates a captive audience rather like MS. But this is probably not the thread for this argument. :Smile:

    Warning this post contains an opinion. :BigGrin:
     
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    Here is a thread that could really do with your input on the subject.:Wink:

    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/computers/32700-just-bought-macbook-pro.html
     
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    you are calling in the troops for back up ? ..

    tisk tisk butttons.. you are slipping :Laughing:


    I herby award you : :Rofl1::Rofl1:

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    Thanks Jim this has left be quite emotional:cry::Rofl1:
     
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    Jeeze, its taking forever,,,,, 1TB Hard Drive.. 15 hours and still going....

    By the way, I dont have an Apple (besides an iphone), all I can say is that the software on my 3G iphone has had a number of upgrades and some of them have been bad, made it run as fast as RoadRunner. :Wink:
    Apple may be better, dont know, looks better agreed.

    But never got over any company selling a PC with a one button mouse...

    ShiftZZ
     
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    Disk wiping

    What software did you choose in the end? Speed wise I don't think there's anything to choose between any of them. An 18gb I did yesterday took me well over an hour just to wipe 3 times on an old 1.1ghz pc.

    1TB, think you may as well go on holiday for a week while it does it :BigGrin:
     
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    I had started withe Eraser.

    Nearly done...

    Thanks all

    ShiftZZ
     
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    With any drive that carries sensitive information or that you might want to wipe safely, it's useful to keep a high percentage of the drive full of big files. I tend to copy DVDs until most of the drive is used. If I need more space, I just delete a file.

    Then, Eraser can be set to regularly wipe the drive's free space (including cluster tips). Obviously, it's much quicker than cleaning the entire drive. Then you can be sure that all sensitive files are completely gone.
     
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