If you’re selling your computer, sending a faulty drive back to its manufacturer, donating your PC, or sending it to the curb, you should take precautions to ensure your data is properly erased. This guide explains:
- Why you should properly erase your data.
- What precautions you should take when erasing data.
Then I’ll show you three different techniques you can use to completely erase your hard drives:
- Using Windows Explorer to format your drive.
- Using Darik’s Boot and Nuke (DBAN.)
- Using a drill.
Okay, I won’t show you how to do number three but it’s a perfectly feasible option.