Wipe Your Drive

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 12 Oct. 2005 / Last Updated on 12 Oct. 2005]

Hard drives should be wiped clean before disposing of them.

Hard drives should be wiped clean before disposing of them. While there are lots of third-party tools available for doing this, Windows XP actually includes a tool as good as any of them: the cipher /w command. And if that's not enough, slice your hard drives in half with a band saw to make sure!

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