Help Needed on an Ipod Scrub!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Mr. Monsieur, Aug 9, 2004.

  1. Mr. Monsieur macrumors 6502

    Apr 21, 2004
    I need to scrub down my ipod *COMPLETELY*, photos, files, app.s, etc. Any suggestions as to how I can get it all off there so that nothing can be retrieved? Thanks!
  2. stoid macrumors 601


    Feb 17, 2002
    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
    Use Disk Utility to Zero the sectors or an 8-way random write. Just select the iPod's HD, go to the Erase tab, and click Options. Set it how you want and click Erase. You will have to reformat it for use with iTunes afterward using the iPod Update Utility if you want.
  3. Mr. Monsieur thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 21, 2004
    Thanks for the link...please trust me though...I *always* use the search feature before posting...I get just as annoyed as the next guy at repeat posts...I simply didn't find this thread for some reason...and actually, to be honest, as I'm still a newbie I wouldn't have been certain that you'd erase a computer HD the same way you would an ipod's...I'm assuming from your succinct post that it's all one and the same thing?
  4. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

    Mar 13, 2003
    Yes, the ipod is just an hard drive. Sorry about that but when i saw your post i just saw the thread on the hard drive scrubber.

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