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Anyone have any experience with DBAN?? I have an old computer I'm thinking about getting rid of. From what I've read, DBAN seems like it might be the right tool for getting it ready for disposal.

 

I'm looking for any tips or pointers that might be helpful before using this software.

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is a good program and is free,,if you really want to erase everything in hd have 3 passes...is better than formating..

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I dont want to get into the 1 pass is all thats needed over the 35 passes is a waste of time. as im a firm believer in 1 pass is fine but i had some data on a old pc, i let dban run for 4 days no 35 passes.

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So, about using DBAN . . . do you just download the progarm and put it on a CD -- then boot to that CD, or how does it actually work?

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I dont want to get into the 1 pass is all thats needed over the 35 passes is a waste of time. as im a firm believer in 1 pass is fine but i had some data on a old pc, i let dban run for 4 days no 35 passes.

 

It over wipes the drives, just be warned it will also wipe any other hard drive it detects on the system. And you cant recova this.

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