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Windows 7: Which is the best erasing program?

28 Mar 2011   #1
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 
Which is the best erasing program?

I will sale my old sata hard disks.(i want to buy the ocz solid state)
So which is the most reliable program to erase some personal documents family pics and videos?


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28 Mar 2011   #2
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Format it with Low Level Format.
Disk formatting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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28 Mar 2011   #3
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I see you are using WD hard disks.

The WD hard disk utility package includes an option to write zeroes to any disk.
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28 Mar 2011   #4
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Which is the "Best" of anything is often largely subjective, however, if you want a very good erasing program free;

Eraser

<http://eraser.heidi.ie/>

Regards....Mike Connor
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28 Mar 2011   #5
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Which is the "Best" of anything is often largely subjective, however, if you want a very good erasing program free;

Eraser

<http://eraser.heidi.ie/>

Regards....Mike Connor
I will try that Eraser
First i will erase some pics,videos,documents and then i will try to <<undelete/recover them.
So now i will need also the most reliable <<strong>> program for files recovering for testing.
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28 Mar 2011   #6
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
I will try that Eraser
First i will erase some pics,videos,documents and then i will try to <<undelete/recover them.
So now i will need also the most reliable <<strong>> program for files recovering for testing.
Try this,

Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

But it doesn't matter what you try, no normal program can bring back files deleted with "Eraser". A forensic expert using very special tools might just be able to recover something, but nobody else will.

Regards....Mike Connor
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28 Mar 2011   #7
pricetech

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

A simple zero fill will wipe it clean enough for most cases. I like dban for securely wiping a drive.
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