Please can somebody help me with shredders, I will be getting rid of a Computer which has got personel information on the Hard Drive which I want to make so nobady can recover it. What is a good reliable Shredder to buy?
what do you mean by 'shredder' A data removal program or physical destruction?
Essentially there is no way data can be removed from a hard drive , reformatting a drive, is not secure because there is 'unformat' software avilable to those with evil intent. Other tpes of programe will 'delete' the data then overwirte the whole drive with rubbish, thus any 'recovery' operation will only turn up the newly written rubbish The best way of all is to take the drive out of the machine and phyically smash it with a large hammer.