3 simple ways to delete your data for good
It’s always exciting buying a new computer. You can’t wait to set it up and put its power to use. Of course, it often creates a problem: What do you do with your old computer?
Well lets talk about a few ways to get rid of that data off your old PC.
1. Wipe the drive completely
There are many ways to delete your Hard Drive Here are a few:
HDD Low Level Format Tool
Hard Disk Low Level Format Tool is a free utility intended to do a low-level formatting. That is, it formats the disk’s surface, all files and partitions are eliminated, and it defines or re-creates the tracks and sectors on the disk. Then, it is possible to fix or repair a damaged disk.
- Easy to use
- Time saving
- Great for advanced users
- Dangerous for non-advanced users
It is an hard disk editing tool including partition and boot manager which lets you perform various functions on your hard disk. Supporting various operating systems it allows you to install multiple operating systems on a single PC according to your needs and multiple operating systems on a single partition.
- Useful for both experienced and un-experienced users.
- Total data recovery incase of drive crash.
- Reinstallation of the software is needed incase of protecting the tool with a password and forgetting the same.
2. Delete only your sensitive files
Grab a program like Eraser for Windows or Permanent Eraser for Mac. Like Darik’s Boot and Nuke, these write over your deleted information multiple times to make sure it’s really gone. However, they stick to files you select.
3. Destroy the hard drive
The old fashion way of getting rid of things TAKE A HAMMER TO IT.
Some people use a power drill, belt sander or hammer. Just make sure the drive’s platters are sufficiently damaged so they never spin again
Well That’s My Way of doing things. Just Saying….
Murf The Tech Guy