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Old 12-31-2005, 04:48 AM   #1
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Hello all, ive got a Hitachi harddrive that i want to wipe, is there any way of doing this without actually having it in a computer? i could put it in my old tower, and try it that way, but it would be easier if there was a way to wipe it without putting it in there, any ideas anyone? it has to work afterwards too, its for my old crappy hp lappy...
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Go with your option of placing it in your old tower and formatting it or get a large magnet and sit in on the drive for a couple of mins, does work but risky as it may make the drive unusable.

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Go with your option of placing it in your old tower and formatting it or get a large magnet and sit in on the drive for a couple of mins, does work but risky as it may make the drive unusable.

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i wouldnt have thought the magnet was the safest thing for the drive!

Plug it into old tower and format it! safe than sorry
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i wouldnt have thought the magnet was the safest thing for the drive!
True but it sure gets rid of the data

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Plug it into old tower and format it! safe than sorry
This method is 100% safer than the first option

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okay thanks, i was hoping there would be another way, cause ive thrown the old montor, keyboard mouse etc... oh well, ill have a play with it some time... thanks guys...
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Ahh, well keyboard and mice are easy and cheap, you could borrow a montor from someone.
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