Wiping 2006 iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Biro, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Biro macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2012
    Okay... this may be a silly question but I'm about to erase the hard drive on my early 2006 iMac Core Duo (recently bought a brand-new iMac) before sending it in to PowerON for an iTunes credit. I'm doing the complete wipe via my Snow Leopard install disc (an upgrade along the way over the original Lion OS). Here's my question: I don't need to delete my account or my wife's account or any other information seperately if I'm wiping the entire disc, correct? I'm assuming it all just gets written over. I'm selecting erase MacIntosh HD and the 7-pass secure erase (which I realize is probably overkill). I'm asking because I haven't had to do this on a Mac before.
  2. GGJstudios, Jul 23, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2012

    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Correct. Also, the 7-pass erase is pointless, as a single pass does a thorough job.

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