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Ultimate Geek

# 108906 8-Sep-2012 10:07
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I have to return a hard drive with bad sectors so want to completely erase it, can you recommend some good software, preferably DoD standard, that might be free also.


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  # 683028 8-Sep-2012 10:25
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  # 683036 8-Sep-2012 10:52
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Anything to run within Windows? was hoping to plug the drive in via a USB caddie


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  # 683039 8-Sep-2012 10:58
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The USB caddie should be recognised by dban.

You could also try Eraser -
This runs within Windows.

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  # 683041 8-Sep-2012 11:25
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  # 683674 10-Sep-2012 08:29
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  # 683802 10-Sep-2012 12:57
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+1 for Eraser and DBAN. both good tools

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