Wiping Windows Hard Drive on Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mikeeeee, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. Mikeeeee macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone,

    This is my first post on the forum. I have an old hardrive from a windows desktop. Is it possible to wipe that hard drive completely so it has no information on it at all using a macbook pro (or even another windows laptop)? Once it's wiped clean I wanted to get rid of it. I apologize if this is posted in the wrong place. Thanks for your help!

    Michael

    Edit: I also have this software burnt to a disk and ready to go. http://www.dban.org/
     
  2. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    dban is a great utility and will do exactly what you want regardless of the OS on the computer.
     
  3. Mikeeeee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! Yea I was just on OWC and the tech was really helpful. He told me I could use this product http://eshop.macsales.com/item/NewerTech/U3NVSPATA/ to connect the old desktop windows hard drive to the mac. I wasn't sure what I needed. He told me I could go through desk utility and wipe it that way If I wanted. I just looked and there's options for how many passes I want etc. I guess either that or dban would work well?
     

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