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Video: How to wipe a hard disk with DBAN

Don't let old data come back to haunt you. Bill Detwiler shows you how to use DBAN--a free hard disk wiping utility.

Any time a hard drive leaves your possession, whether you're recycling, reselling, or returning it to the manufacturer, you should securely delete the data it contains. In this week's TR Dojo episode, I show how to use Darik's Boot And Nuke (DBAN) hard disk wiping utility. It's recommended by lots of TechRepublic members, and best of all, it's free.

For those who prefer text to video, you can click the Transcript link that appears below the video player window or check out Rick Vanover's slideshow, "How to wipe a hard disk with DBAN."

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

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