Secure Erase El Capitan

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by DELTAsnake, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. DELTAsnake macrumors 6502

    DELTAsnake

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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.
     
  2. throAU macrumors 601

    throAU

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    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.
     
  3. DELTAsnake thread starter macrumors 6502

    DELTAsnake

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    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.
     
  4. Shirasaki macrumors 603

    Shirasaki

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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.
     

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