erasing hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ault45, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. ault45 macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2008
    Delaware, OH
    I have an older mac that i want to sell. its a g4 running 10.4.9. I want to first make sure all of my info is off of the computer. what is the best way to prepare a mac for resale. I have my tiger upgrade disc but cant seem to locate any other discs. is that a problem? thanks for any help you guys could give me.
  2. AppleNewton macrumors 68000


    Apr 3, 2007
    1 Finite Place
    depends on what your selling with the system?

    id say make a clone of your current drive, erase it and install a clean copy of tiger from the OS Discs and then migrate the applications you want over.

    im not really tech savvy with doing that but just a guess at what you could do?

  3. Toups macrumors regular

    Nov 23, 2007
    Use DBAN and your drive will be as clean as the day it was assembled. Boot and Nuke is used by 2 of my financial clients and they have tested extensively and confirm with 3-pass "you can barely recover anything" and with 7-pass "its just gone"

    Hope this helps!

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