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New data cables for HD?


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#1 systemcompromised

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:08 AM

I am upgrading a hard drive to a larger capacity. I also had some security issues before. I backed anything important up onto an external HD so I'm not concerned about transferring data.
My question is, if I want to start completely fresh and make sure that nothing from the old drive is available to the new one, do I need new data cables? I had actually read on a forum somewhere that it's necessary to replace them in order to be sure that nothing is retained. Is that true?

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:57 AM

No it is not true. you can use the existing data cables. Any one stating the above is in the cable business.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:28 PM

If data cables could retain data why would you be buying hard drives.

Depending on the drive brand I would go to the drive makers website and download their software.
Links here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic28744.html

Western Digital and Seagate Diagnostic software have the ability to also clear the drive.

Another Option is Darik's boot and Nuke, It doesn't run on everything however.

No it is not true. you can use the existing data cables. Any one stating the above is in the cable business.


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Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:37 PM

So data is supposed to be stored in the data cables??? Sounds like scare ware only from an actual person. LOL.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:58 PM

:scratchhead: You mean I can't store my music in my Audio cables? :whistle:

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 03:39 AM

:scratchhead: You mean I can't store my music in my Audio cables? :whistle:


Haha thats funny.....can I borrow your cables?
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