how2 securely delete a drive’s files (when I can’t access it)Locked
Odd situation: In a panic, I bought a terabyte drive to replace a failing back up drive, ran home, hooked it up, Ghosted my whole C and D drives to it, went to bed. Next day, I read the manual, exercised the drive a bit and decided it was a bad purchase. So I deleted my back ups, uninstalled the drive’s “special” drivers and ended my “subscription” to the web site to which you need to be connected to use the damn thing (need I say more?), and was about to return it when I realized I needed more than a simple ‘delete’ to securely remove my whole business life from the beast.
Short of putting it in the microwave for a while, anyone have a suggestion about how to clean the drive’s data without reinstalling the arcane drivers, etc.? I’m thinking maybe refrigerator magnets, etc. or something similarly satisfying. Thanks in advance.