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Wiping An External Hard Drive.


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#1 Wassim

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 09:04 PM

I replaced my computer's hard drive with a new one and now i am using the old one as backup device.

I bought an external case S-ATA to USB for my old HD.

So now i want to wipe the external HD for a fresh start.Is it possible to wipe it while using it as external or i should reconnect it to the PC and use it as primary so i would be able to wipe??

And would you plz recommend me some wiping softwares.

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 10:47 PM

You can boot the external USB drive if your BIOS is able to support this, but it would be much easier to simply wipe the drive connected directly. Without knowing what make and model of computer you have it is very difficult to help you out here.

As for an application to wipe the drive, you can download KillDisk and boot from it to wipe the drive, it is free.

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 06:34 AM

Ok, i got Killdisk the windows version and tried it on a USB stick, i had some data on it and i tried to wipe it.
after it was done i couldnt open the USB stick by double clicking on it from my computer i had to go to right click than open + all the icons of the data that i had where still on it but empty.
is this normal??

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