Almost Half Of All Used Hard Drives Contain Info From Previous Owners

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Engelsstaub

Is it really even possible to reliably "secure delete" flash-based memory (like USB thumb drives?)

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RemingtonM

As far as I know in order to safely delete data you have to write over it with something else..

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RemingtonM

The key phrase in this statement was "200 drives". While it was still an impressive amount that's such a small sample of hard drives there's no way you could make such a statement about everyone's hard drives.

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I Jedi

Yeah, it's called running DBAN Nuke several times and letting it just fill the HDD with 1's and 0's.

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routine

2nd...

DBAN --- in one word: AWESOME.

http://www.dban.org/

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JohnP

Who the hell would give/sell someone an old hard drive that they did not trust? Me, I pound a 4 inch spike through the damn thing (I found hitting it with a sledge hammer just dented it a bit).
Drives are not THAT expensive, floods notwithstanding.

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iheartpcs

I used to work in a mall and when the local PC store would throw out PCs and HDs, they only thing they did to them was bend the connector pins. I got lots of HDs from them lol.

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khekai28

You can definitely see your expertise in the work you write. The world hopes for even more passionate writers like you who are not afraid to say how they believe. Always follow your heart.

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iheartpcs

Huh?

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