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

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User Info: iPWNtheNoobs

iPWNtheNoobs
3 years ago#1
Simple Overwrite (1 pass)
Advanced Overwrite (3 passes)
7 passes
35 passes?
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User Info: MasterDonGero

MasterDonGero
3 years ago#2
Why are you wiping the hard drive?
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User Info: Zaltera

Zaltera
3 years ago#4
35 passes would take forever, so anything that isn't Gutmann.
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User Info: iPWNtheNoobs

iPWNtheNoobs
3 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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User Info: Lady Une

Lady Une
3 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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User Info: arleas

arleas
3 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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User Info: iPWNtheNoobs

iPWNtheNoobs
3 years ago#8
So just right click format better than CCleaner?
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User Info: d209999

d209999
3 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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