What do you do with your drive when you upgrade or sell your computer?

Folks, we need to be serious about this. A recent survey shows that 40% of hard drives bought on eBay hold personal and even worse, corporate data.

When you give a computer to a friend or co-worker, or even sell it, it still has all of your data on it. Even if you format the drive. If you do not believe me, try it for yourself. Take a drive with data on it that you no longer need, format it, then run GetDataBack. You will see all of your data. This will not work however if you are using Vista.

Vista has changed they way a format works and now does a low level format. You can find this information at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941961. This is good and this is bad. If you accidentally format a drive in Windows Vista, that data is gone forever. Not even a hardware recovery company can recover the data for you.

We are going to show you how to use DiskExplorer to low level format a drive so that no data can ever be recovered from it. This is useful when you want to give a drive to someone or sell your computer. You will low level the drive, then install Windows. None of the data that was on the drive can be recovered.

WARNING – THIS WILL DESTROY ALL THE DATA ON YOUR DRIVE. IF YOU DO THIS BY ACCIDENT, THERE IS NOT A WAY TO UNDO IT. THIS IS A PERMANENT SOLUTION.

The full resolution video can be found here.

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