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Using CCleaner to wipe harddrive. Which option should I pick?

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2 years ago#1
Simple Overwrite (1 pass)
Advanced Overwrite (3 passes)
7 passes
35 passes?
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Space Waster
2 years ago#2
Why are you wiping the hard drive?
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2 years ago#3
depends on how paranoid you are.
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2 years ago#4
35 passes would take forever, so anything that isn't Gutmann.
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2 years ago#5
MasterDonGero posted...
Why are you wiping the hard drive?


Well I got SSD a few weeks ago so I want to format my harddrive. Start fresh get some space.
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Space Waster
2 years ago#6
iPWNtheNoobs posted...
MasterDonGero posted...
Why are you wiping the hard drive?


Well I got SSD a few weeks ago so I want to format my harddrive. Start fresh get some space.


If you aren't selling the drive or trying to destroy incriminating evidence a simple reformat will do.
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2 years ago#7
Yeah, the only reason to do multiple passes is to obliterate the information on the hard drive to make it impossible (or at least way harder) to recover. If you're just starting off fresh, you can do a quick format from windows and save yourself the time and trouble.
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2 years ago#8
So just right click format better than CCleaner?
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2 years ago#9
iPWNtheNoobs posted...
So just right click format better than CCleaner?


If you're keeping the drive, as you've indicated, yes. There is no reason to use CCleaner to format the drive.
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