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Old 02-13-2011, 10:53 PM   #1
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I'm getting a new replacement drive from Sony soon (I hope), and I will need to send my old one back. What are some recommended programs/software that wipes the HDD completely to the point where nobody can recover any files or information.

I was thinking of using the WD diagnostic "write zero" thing. Should I just run it once, or should I run it multiple times? If more than once, then how many?
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My preferred utility is Dirk's Boot and Nook (DBAN) but I've heard good things about kill disk too. The write-zero thing is essentially formatting which might not be as through as you wish.
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Should I run DBAN once? Or multiple times?
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DBAN covers a drive multiple times in one run so you should be good doing it once.
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