How fortuitous that the Mercury News would have an article today on deleting
data before disposing of hard drives. It is on-line at:
The paper copy (yes, they do still print newspapers) had a small table in a
sidebar with a summary of the sites where freeware or free trial software is
available. I will copy it if anyone is interested.
> > Jack and all;
> > Sadly, just formatting a hard drive won't get the job done. I have been
> involved with a company that "recovers" data that has been erased,
> reformatted, and written over. Their specialty is in the field of
> discovery for criminal and civil matters. A big hammer is the only for
> sure way to keep someone from being able to recover it.
> How about magnetic bulk erasing?
> Phil Ethier West Side Saint Paul Minnesota USA
> 1970 Lotus Europa 65/2597, 1992 Saturn SL2, 1986 Suburban, 1962 TR4
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