Secure delete / hard drive scrubber for OS X?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by DaveF, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. DaveF macrumors 6502a

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    I need a secure delete / hard-drive scrubber program for my Mac. I had such a program for my PC: it would write over blank space with garbage to ensure an unrecoverable deletion of files after emptying the trash (recycle bin).

    Is there a good (hopefully free) one for the Mac?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Disk utility can do it up to 37 times written over.
     
  4. DaveF thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Secure Empty Trash doesn't do what I need. I need something that scrubs all "empty" space on the hard to make previously non-secure deleted files unrecoverable.

    I'll check DU. But I think it erases the entire drive, not just the empty (non date) space. EDIT: Well, DU does have an "erase free space option" with 7- and 33-pass options! Very cool. Thanks :)

    I'm looking for something like BCWipe, that will provide DoD quality secure deletion / hard drive scrubbing.
     

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