i have a few HDDs kicking around that are worth selling but not worth keeping
i am not sure what i need to do to completely erase all the data, i used to think you just had to wipe the data via format a few times and rewrite but found this isnt even enough sometimes cause of cluster being partially filled
i found that a utility called 'eraser' is free and writes random data to a disk wiping it completely and can go through as amny writes/formats as you choose
I see your reasoning, however looking at it logically... ...it would be better to keep 1 egg in many smaller baskets, than many eggs in one big one.
The size of the HDD doesn't make it any safer or less prone to packing up, as I can testify! I successively lost all my work once, then potentially lost it on two more occasions. Because the HDD's went belly up, without warning!
But after the first time, I wised up and I now spread the load. I keep it all on many disks. So when I had two more HDD's go down, I could smile at my good fortune and foreword thinking.
It makes me shudder when I see all these bigger and bigger drives, now it's Tbyte, I see it as terror byte. When I think of all those people putting everything on one massive drive.
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