How To Securely Wipe Your Hard Drive with DBAN – Erase Your Data for Good

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** How To Securely Wipe Your Hard Drive with DBAN – Erase Your Data for
Good **

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Your hard drive is a treasure trove of personal information. You don’t
want it getting into the wrong hands if you ever get rid of your computer.
An interesting study was done, in which hundreds of computers were bought
secondhand and scoured for personal data. They found a lot. Some drives
even had enough data to completely steal the previous owner’s identity.

So for the sake of your privacy and security, you absolutely need to
“sanitize” your data before handing your drive over to someone else.
Darik’s Boot And Nuke (DBAN) can help you with that. For a more in-depth
look at data destruction, check out my article How Does Digital File
Shredding Work?

-Expand Table of Contents-

· What is DBAN?
· How to Use DBAN
· DBAN Advanced Features
· Is My Data Recoverable After DBAN?
· Is the Trouble Worth It?

*What is DBAN?*


DBAN is a program that wipes your entire hard drive so that it’s no
longer readable. There are several tools that do this, but DBAN is one of
the most popular.

Originally, I had planned on doing a tutorial on Secure Erase. But after
more testing I found that compatibility for that tool is in decline as it


how do you know dban is working

How to Erase a Hard Drive Using DBAN [Walkthrough]


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** How to Erase a Hard Drive Using DBAN **

By Tim Fisher
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Updated May 21, 2015.

Darik's Boot And Nuke (DBAN) is a completely free data destruction program
that you can use to /completely/ erase all the files on a hard drive.

Whether you're selling a computer or just wanting to reinstall an OS from
scratch, DBAN is the best tool of this type there is. The fact that it's
free makes it all the better.

Because DBAN erases every single file on the drive, it has


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