Hey guys, I'm trying to wipe my HDD to remove any sensitive information by doing a 3 pass overwrite, but it doesn't seem to be working?
I let the wiping program run and it took about 14-16 hours for a 1TB drive, but when I rebooted and ran easus data recovery to check and make sure nothing was recoverable, it found hundreds of thousands of RAW files (documents, images, videos, etc., various files).
I thought doing a 3 pass overwrite was supposed to completely remove any traces of past data that was written to the HDD? I ran the free space wiper after a fresh install too, so 99.9% of the space was free.
Am I doing something wrong?
Should I be making a boot-loader of a data overwriting program instead and not running one from my OS?