Secure Erase El Capitan

DELTAsnake

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Jul 18, 2008
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Where in the Disk Utility in the CMD+R restore section have they moved the secure erase option too. I'm trying to secure erase the fusion drive in my iMac before I sell it but I don't get any prompts for a secure erase.
 

throAU

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Feb 13, 2012
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Perth, Western Australia
Is it running FileVault? I haven't tried to do a secure erase via disk utility but I do know that secure empty trash is disabled if FileVault is on as it is unnecessary.
 

DELTAsnake

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Jul 18, 2008
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Australia
I had it on but I turned it off? Should I try downloading something to format the recovery partition and try again? I'm guessing that might have saved something to do with Filevault.
 

Shirasaki

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May 16, 2015
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Umm, if you have your file vault on, then all you need is formatting the entire disk and that's it.
No need to take care about recovery partition.