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By brian.butler ·
I have a number of old PC's which I am looking to dispose of. Does anyone know of a decent (preferably freeware/shareware) HDD formating utility which will completely erase IDE hard disks.
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by F-Baer In reply to HDD Format

low level format like maxtor llf or ibm drive fitness test may a good way..

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by paw_blue In reply to HDD Format

Quite seriously if the data ont he sdiscs is highly personal or worth a value then format the disc a minimum 10 times. with a full dos format. The recommended number by the NSA is 6 i do believe however I always do my disks 10 times before sending/selling to anyone. you will find that another ood method of removing the data permanantly is to fill the disk after each format with useless data.. If this is too much simply do the formatting I hope this helps

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