Saturday, March 21, 2009

scrubbing your hard drive...

old technolgy is a killer!!!
especially when your computer/laptop is screaming a fatal error or just won't boot up...

...but don't just toss the whole thing in the trash. protect you and your information that resides on the hard drive first.

unfortunately, it's not quite as easy as just deleting all the contents on a hard drive...because there are folks who can read what they want from the remaining fragments that remain...and well, that's not good.

so you basically have two choices: smash the hard drive with a hammer and trash it. or, you can scrub your hard drive...and it's really easier than scrubbing a toilet...way less messy.

the esaiset and best way to to that is to use a program that overwrites the entire drive several times with unreadable gibberish.

here are a few freebies you can try:
summit computer's free Hard Disk Scrubber 2
PCW's active@ kill disk hard drive eraser

and when you're done scrubbing that hard drive...don't just trash the computer, recycle it! the EPA estimates recycling 1 million desktop computers prevents the release of greenhouse gases equivalent to the annual emissions of over 17,000 passenger cars.

so recycle that old computer...don't know where to go. well, lucky for you, i have a linky HERE!

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  1. This was EXCELLENT! I had no clue about any of it! Thank you so much!

  2. Thanks for sharing this information. Most of us know we should do this, but don't know exactly how to...interesting.


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