Need an app that can wipe my OSX drive.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by milky23, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. milky23 macrumors regular

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    I might be sending my iMac back, and just to be safe, I'd like to have the hard drive wiped such that its contents are irretrievable. Any suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Lazyhound macrumors regular

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    Boot using the OSX installation disc and do a seven-pass wipe.
     
  3. rendezvouscp macrumors 68000

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    I suggest using Disk Utility (from the install disc) and doing a "zero all data" instead of a seven-pass wipe. The multiple wipes can take forever and a day, and the added security is usually very little and not worth it for a regular user if they're sending their machine back.
    -Chasen
     
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    I understand the concern, however, because people have reportedly received reconditioned goods from Apple (Mac, iPod) with previous owners' data on them.
     
  5. milky23 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks! I was unaware that Apple already offered this feature. Good!
     

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