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Hi. I am trying to wipe an external eSATA hard drive before I have to send it back to Dell. I own a Thermaltake BlacX eSATA USB Docking Station, as well as a LaCie external CD/DVD drive. I also have hard drive wipe software. Is it possible to hook these up to a laptop (they both can convert to USB and I have two USB ports on the laptop) without hurting the laptop's internal hard drive? Is it possible to wipe the external hard drive directly from the laptop's CD drive? Thanks.
I have a WipeDrive Pro disc from White Canyon. It overwrites. I believe the external CD/DVD drive that I have is an optical drive, yes. I guess if the hard drive has any mechanical problems, I could just open it up and ensure that it can't be read, right?
I meant physically open up the ex-hard drive and do some damage so that it can't be read. I don't even know why Dell wants them. But whatever. I'm going to try to overwrite using the Thermaltake BlacX and see what I can see.