Secure wipe of hard drive in lion.

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Koodauw, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. Koodauw macrumors 68040

    Koodauw

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    I have a late 2008 MBP with OSX lion I am selling and I want to securely remove all the info on the hd. If I boot into the recover partition and do a secure erase will that be sufficient?

    Or should I boot from the recovery CD and do a secure erase of both the recovery partition and the partion the os is installed on?
     
  2. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a

    Quad5Ny

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    Boot off of your Leopard/Snow Leopard disc and wipe everything. You don't want to be giving away a copy of Lion that's tied to your account do you?
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    A secure erase from the Recovery Partition will do what you need. There is nothing personal left on the Recovery Partition.
     

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