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Wiping or Destroying Your Hard Drive On Purpose

In Washington D.C., there are many organizations that need to wipe or destroy their data. Personal users should also be sure to thoroughly erase a hard drive before donating it. It’s common for scammers to search old computer drives for credit card and bank information. I earlier noted Darik’s Boot and Nuke which is the
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Truly Erasing Your Hard Drive

Deleting is not Erasing Most people delete their important computer files before they throw away their computer or donate it to charity. The problem is that file deletion does not overwrite files. Deletion just removes the operating system’s link to that data. Until the files are overwritten, they can still be recovered. This could give
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