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What would I have to do to use an old HD for backup...

By darkyano0 ·
Hi, I really have no problems at all besides wanting more HD space on my computer. I have an old HD from a PC I was using earlier this year, I stripped that PC down, mainly because I couldn't reformat it. The old HD had windows xp and an average amount of data stored on it, none of which I am concerned. Anyway, how would I go about completely wiping out the old HD to make it into backup space?

Thank you for your time, Bill

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Or you can use a Wiping Utility like

by OH Smeg In reply to What would I have to do t ...

Boot & Nuke available from here

http://www.dban.org/download

Then follow the directions above on how to Format it and use as required.

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I would test the old disk before using as a data drive.

by 1bn0 In reply to What would I have to do t ...

because I couldn't reformat it"

Sounds like the old drive has issues.

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