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Re: Erasing a hard disk easily
From: Adam <adam () huntrecruiting com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 15:18:55 -0400

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Would you concider donating them to http://www.freetradecampus.com where we
would format and load linux on them to give away to needy students?



On Monday 12 July 2004 02:49 pm, amilabs wrote:
I have a bunch of old computers I would like to donate. Old laptops with
win 95/98 on them and some old tower desktops all circa 1995-2k.
I would like to know if I can just use a magnet to completely wipe out the
data for obvious security reasons. I have heard about the disk erasers like
active kill and Perl utilities for this but with the ability of data
ghosting etc. is this enough? Can I use a big magnet like a speaker magnet
or something like a degasser to just wipe out the data without having to
boot these old boxes and go through all the extra work.

Thanks

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