Disk utility

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  1. Mexbearpig macrumors 65816

    Mexbearpig

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    So I am selling my mac and need to erase all my stuff. I have a 160gb hard drive and plan to use disk utility to get it off. But I have 2 ?'s. I have lots of saved passwords on here. So what is a fast and safe way to wipe it clean? I know there is something like 7 passes and 30 passes. What else is there and how long is the fastest way?
     
  2. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    You only need a simple erase, it'll wipe it over with 0's and there's no need for 7-pass or 35-pass. It'll be far quicker just with a basic erase, and it's perfectly safe. It'll take a couple of hours, maybe 3 or 4 max.
     
  3. Mexbearpig thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Great. Thanks for the fast response too.

    Sorry spinnerlys. I tried searching Disk utility but nothing really looked like it was what I was looking for. My bad
     
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