|Jun 20, 2010, 07:45 AM||#1|
How to securely wipe an external HD
I'm taking my external HD back to Apple tomorrow so I need some help wiping it in a way that data cannot be recovered by somebody else. I know the chances of Apple going through it are probably zero but I want to do it just in case because I have some really sensitive information on here.
So basically, if I perform an ordinary format using Disc Utility, surely the data can easily be recovered? So what should I use? Any good software out there that will do that?
Any tips and suggestions welcomed!
Thanks in advance!
|Jun 20, 2010, 07:48 AM||#2|
Using Disk Utilities, go to erase the HD.
You will see a button at the bottom of the dialog that shows Security Options. Click on it and then select the level that you want such as 1 pass or 7 passes.
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