Topic-icon Secure erasure of data from USB drive

4 months 6 days ago #3553 by 34jonston

Am intending to sell some used USB drives, i have done many rounds of formatting, is that enough?

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4 months 5 days ago #3554 by paulsng33

First question is whether are there sensitive data you are trying to delete? If yes, i suggest you don't sell. it's too risky, you won't know the next owner's capabilities.

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4 months 5 days ago #3555 by twentysomething

agreed. better dont take the risk.

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3 months 4 weeks ago #3573 by howard

Actually, was wondering how you guys get rid of laptops/notebooks/netbooks too?

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3 months 4 weeks ago #3574 by twentysomething

howard wrote:

Actually, was wondering how you guys get rid of laptops/notebooks/netbooks too?

There's some software which can overwrite it with some codes to make the entire disk unreadable, it's military standard so it's very secure erasing of data.

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3 months 4 weeks ago #3576 by KudoShinichi

Kept all harddisks and then get rid of laptops/notebooks :D

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