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Windows 7: Data removal

23 Mar 2011   #1
s31

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Data removal

Hey sevenforums,

Family friend is selling their old PC, it has a 2nd HDD for storage and i was just wondering which pass option i should pick from DBAN? i haven't used it before..

The files on there are word docs, music, photos and videos

Thanks


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23 Mar 2011   #2
marsmimar

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Depends on how much time you have. The more passes the more overwrites. Usually one pass is enough to wipe everything securely.

SourceForge.net: Darik's Boot and Nuke: Topic: what is the most secure dban erase option?
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23 Mar 2011   #3
s31

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

ok thanks marsmimar
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23 Mar 2011   #4
Jaime74656

Windows 10 64bit Ultimate
 
 

if your (or your friend really) is more on the paranoid end (like me lol) you should use the DOD 3 pass I usually use the DoD 3 pass (followed by multiple letters [4 letters], forget all of them but they i think are A, b, c, e or something like that) and if possible have it do the pass as random passes meaning it will pic how the pass is done, no real set pattern (well no true set pattern).

Even better would be the guteman 35 pass or my personial fave that I like to do 100 random passes
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23 Mar 2011   #5
brady

 

If you're truly worried about the data on the drives... burn the used drives and put new drives in.
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23 Mar 2011   #6
s31

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

thanks for the info jaimie, 35 pass would take days..

thanks brady but they might be able to make a profit depending on the buyer
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30 Mar 2011   #7
Jaime74656

Windows 10 64bit Ultimate
 
 

no prob, glad to be of service
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