Wiping Windows Hard Drive on Macbook Pro

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

  1. Mikeeeee macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2012
    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!


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

    Jun 19, 2007
    Plymouth, MN
    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

    Jun 19, 2012
    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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