[Full-Disclosure] Erasing a hard disk easily
adam at huntrecruiting.com
Tue Jul 13 20:18:55 BST 2004
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Would you concider donating them to http://www.freetradecampus.com where we
would format and load linux on them to give away to needy students?
On Monday 12 July 2004 02:49 pm, amilabs wrote:
> I have a bunch of old computers I would like to donate. Old laptops with
> win 95/98 on them and some old tower desktops all circa 1995-2k.
> I would like to know if I can just use a magnet to completely wipe out the
> data for obvious security reasons. I have heard about the disk erasers like
> active kill and Perl utilities for this but with the ability of data
> ghosting etc. is this enough? Can I use a big magnet like a speaker magnet
> or something like a degasser to just wipe out the data without having to
> boot these old boxes and go through all the extra work.
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