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    Whats the best way to format my HDD? To bring it back to "as new" so I can sell it.

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    RGX's Avatar Unstoppable
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    I would personally use Partition Magic

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    If you are selling a HDD that you have already been using, then formatting isn't what you want to do.
    You want to wipe it clean.

    I like KillDisk.

    Let the new owner format it to his/her liking.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    Just get the old MS-DOS disk out, do FDISK & kill all partions & remake
    oh i'am twenty years behind lol


    Partion magic sounds good

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    Originally posted by clocker@28 January 2004 - 10:33
    If you are selling a HDD that you have already been using, then formatting isn't what you want to do.
    You want to wipe it clean.

    I like KillDisk.

    Let the new owner format it to his/her liking.
    what does killdisk do? does it like keep righting over the info you have on your disk over and over until it is unrecoverable?

  6. Software & Hardware   -   #6
    Originally posted by ROSSCO_2004@28 January 2004 - 11:17
    what does killdisk do? does it like keep righting over the info you have on your disk over and over until it is unrecoverable?
    that's the idea.

    giving somebody your hard drive after a simple reformat would be like... giving away your diary, thinking that they won't be able to read it if you just use a pencil to draw a big X on every page.

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