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Windows 7: External HD upgrade

27 Oct 2010   #1
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 
External HD upgrade

I purchased a new Western Digital My Book Elite 2T external hard-drive today and I'm currently transferring the files from my 1T HD ,
The question is when the 1T is empty should i clean it or format it in any way before using it again for backup images and such
If so what do you recommend?


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27 Oct 2010   #2
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

bump. guys?
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27 Oct 2010   #3
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

well there is software out there to clean the drive proper im looking for you now you want the disk to be cleaned wth zeros
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27 Oct 2010   #4
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
bump. guys?
look at this video How to Completely Erase a Hard Drive - PCWorld
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27 Oct 2010   #5
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser 5.2 http://download.cnet.com/Active-Kill...ml?tag=mncol;2
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27 Oct 2010   #6
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

You don't use it as a boot drive, so it doesn't really matter if you format it or not.
Whatever floats your boat would be fine. If that drive used to hold sensitive information before and you were about to sell it or gave it away...that's a different story...but so

-DG
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27 Oct 2010   #7
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

ok thanks guys so really no need to clean then,
brian thanks for your searches.
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27 Oct 2010   #8
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
ok thanks guys so really no need to clean then,
brian thanks for your searches.
my pleasure
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