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Return old hard drive to like new condition, how ?

Discussion in 'Storage' started by wolf2009, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. wolf2009 Guest

    Can the secure delete utilities like HDDerase or Darik's Boot and Nuke return an old mechanical HDD to like new factory condition ?

    After wiping the HDD, will there be a performance difference between a new HDD and wiped HDD ?
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  2. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    there will be no performance difference.

    Those tools merely wipe the data so it cant be recovered.
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  3. Static~Charge


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    No, that would be impossible. It's like asking "How can I return my car tires to like-new condition after I've driven on them for 3 years?" Those programs will erase your drive, so it will be completely blank like it was when you first unwrapped it.

    The only difference may be from less file fragmentation on a freshly installed drive, but you can get the same result with a good disk defrag program.

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