Hey everyone, I've just got a quick question so that I don't waste anyone's time diving head first into what I plan to do before even deciding yet. In the closet I have an old HP Pavilion 513x, who's HDD broke many years ago. A family friend replaced it & as of now, probably only has ~3 years of actual use on it. My current PC has a 1TB Hitachi HDS721010CLA SCSI but not a backup drive. So I was thinking why don't I just re-purpose that old HDD for a backup boot drive in my daily driver, but then there were the concerns. Although before moving my personal files from that HP to my CyberpowerPC 5+ years ago, I did run multiple scans as instructed by the PCHF staff. Most of those were actually from BCC's malware removal guides. All said it was clean so I proceeded & never looked back, but that PC/HDD did get infected in the very distant past however all were removed. I'm not sure of that drives size but there's no doubt in my mind that the 55GB of used space on this PC would fit. If the below question checks out, I'll proceed to hook up that old machine & get it's specs in detail. I would've done that already but it takes quite a long time to turn on & finish booting plus this below is the deciding factor.
1: If I reformatted that HDD with Ccleaner or whatever better too y'all recommended, is there any remote risk of past malware residue?
Edited by hamluis, 08 October 2016 - 05:02 PM.
Moved from Internal Hardware to Imaging/Backup - Hamluis.