Erasing a mac hard drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by eyespii, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. eyespii macrumors 6502

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    I need to mail my santa rosa mbp back for returns, and I was wondering how to erase a mac hard drive?

    On Windows I used dban. Is there anything similar for Mac?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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  3. jsnuff1 macrumors 6502a

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    youll have to boot with the OS cd that came with your computer. There are plenty of options if you worry about security, like overwriting the whole drive with 0's multiple times.
     
  4. sjb macrumors regular

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    Yeah, just boot with the OS install CD, and at the top you'll get a menu bar. Under one of those menu's is disk utility. Use that to wipe the drive clean or wipe with 0's.
     

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