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  1. hat

    hat Enthusiast

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    my uncle just game me an elery christmas present - a 250BG hard disk. In addition to my current 120 i have no idea what to do with any of it :p

    Also which should be the master drive?
     
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    Um, rip ton's of dvd's to it without compression?
     
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    fill it up with photo bitmaps.
     
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    send it to me thats the biggest way i can see for you to waste it .
     
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    lol @ namslas.
     
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    download as much porn as you can....
     
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    ok guys heres an idea. Since im going to be useing the 250 gig very soon, any ideas on how to completely wipe a hard drive without reformatting? I want my 120gig harddrive to be erased completely and totally all gone poof mr. clean thank you very much. I plan to sell my 120 gig hard drive, 20x cd burder, floppy drive, and my sound blaster audigy all on ebay for a very nice price of 40$ (the sound blaster audigy alone is worth 30!) Cables not included. And, if nobody in the family can use my old 5200 ultra (im getting a 6800XT), ill sell that on ebay for 40$ as well. All in USD mind you.
     
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    if your going to sell it i would write zeroes to it:toast:
     
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    cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    go purchses defender pro install pc tools and there is a file wiper it will completly wipe it (beyound military spec) using the fra... something method (64x erasing) if it still existists after that there is nothing that will erase it

    it costs $20
     
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    how do you write zeros?
     
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    Record loads of HDTV....
     
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    ill just use the window washer eraser utility..
     
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    You will never be able to erase all of the data

    Not short of setting your drive into the incinerator anyway. But the software mentioned should get rid of most of your worries. And yes, new drive = porn :)

    I estimate you can fit 387.6 full size porn movies on there :D (@645mb each average size)
     
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    who made the drive the 120gb one? every manufacturer has there own zero fill program
     
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    Imnot downloading any porn onto it :|
    Maxtor made both 250 and 120 gig hard disks..
     
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    oh yeah btw - your uncle is cool :p
     
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    why not? :laugh:
     
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    Because I honestly dont want to spend a year watching porno :|
     
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    Can i slap you?
    Pleeeease?:laugh:
    You MAY need a reality check :D
    lol
     
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    well you wont see the same one twice for awhile
     
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    AHAHAHAH!!!! I HATE THAT :p
     
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    Maxtor.. *Sigh*
    Seagate's 7200.10 250GB is $75 on Newegg.com and it can outperform a $230 150GB 10k RPM WD Raptor.
    I have two in RAID. Getting 20 MB/s higher than two Raptor's in RAID for $310 cheaper? I'm not complaining.

    I'd stick Windows (or whatever you're using) on the newest one.
    Newer (and bigger) drives = Bigger density = More data passing the head at once = Faster

    And if you keep your other drive when you reinstall, create a pagefile on your 120GB drive. Windows will actually do a type of software stripping (like you see with RAID) and it will improve your performance.
     
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    YES!!!
    I have that drive!!!
    *hugs HDD*
     
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    First thing I thought of when reading the topic title :)
     
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    You can get rid of it, if you use a tool like Acronis DiskCleanser, & run it thru 4 complete passes over a disk...

    @ that point?

    Even the data recovery program ENCASE (best there is afaik) won't recover the data then @ that point... & neither will a "skewed disk reader" either.

    That method works as well as can be - I've done my share of computer forensics work professionally on the job (contract for a major financial institution a year or so back) & had to make sure ALL of their data on 1000's of machines was burnt completely beyond recovery... this method, worked.

    APK
     
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