This is a split board - You can return to the Split List for other boards.

We are going to recycle a bunch of old computers... Should we wipe memory first?

  • Topic Archived
  1. Boards
  2. PC
  3. We are going to recycle a bunch of old computers... Should we wipe memory first?

User Info: IcyFlamez96

IcyFlamez96
2 years ago#1
We are going to recycle a bunch of old computers... Should we wipe memory first?
Playstation All Star's method of balancing is making each character broken in their own way.

User Info: chase1234life

chase1234life
2 years ago#2
First, expect RAM jokes.

Second, yes.
http://www.last.fm/user/chasewolf
J.O.B. Squad 4 life

User Info: Izicial

Izicial
2 years ago#3
If your disassembling the hard drives then no don't worry about it because no one's going to be able to get the info once it's apart.
Check out my SL 1 playthrough of Dark Souls II on my channel Izzy Games.
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL19gU5IpjVkl-9LtY2ASx8ouTspMrGfN_

User Info: Pepys Monster

Pepys Monster
2 years ago#4
Doesn't the memory wipe every time you shut down the computer?
i7-4790K | EVGA GTX 780 3GB | 16GB G.Skill DDR3-1866 | 1TB Crucial M550 SSD | 4TB WD Black HDD | MSI Z97 Gaming 7 | Dark Rock Pro 3 | Antec EA-650 Platinum

User Info: drink

drink
2 years ago#5
Izicial posted...
If your disassembling the hard drives then no don't worry about it because no one's going to be able to get the info once it's apart.


You troll'in or do you really believe that?
You didn't try google, you made that up...
Twist those dirty bags - Shake

User Info: Polaris

Polaris
2 years ago#6
It really depends on what's stored on the computers.

If they have something that someone else could use maliciously, then don't take the risk. If it's just Windows and a web browser then who cares about that data?

User Info: LaManoNeraII

LaManoNeraII
2 years ago#7
There is no reason to not delete all your personal information, pictures, etc other than you just don't want to. Better safe than sorry when it comes to things like this.
R.I.P LaManoNera
04-06-2009

User Info: chimichanga XD

chimichanga XD
2 years ago#8
LaManoNeraII posted...
There is no reason to not delete all your personal information, pictures, etc other than you just don't want to. Better safe than sorry when it comes to things like this.


There's more to wiping data than simply deleting.
Recent article, although about smartphones, same concept.
http://mashable.com/2014/07/09/data-wipe-recovery-smartphones/

User Info: The_Count_Foo

The_Count_Foo
2 years ago#9
If it was for a business and has info you don't want people getting or something you can use programs that replace every 1 with a 0 so it basically wipes it clean. Dban is one off the top of my head. Or go with the easy way of just breaking them with a hammer beyond repair.
Divided by night...

User Info: almightydun

almightydun
2 years ago#10
The_Count_Foo posted...
If it was for a business and has info you don't want people getting or something you can use programs that replace every 1 with a 0 so it basically wipes it clean. Dban is one off the top of my head. Or go with the easy way of just breaking them with a hammer beyond repair.


This technique has the adde benefit of being fun :) you could also hit your local hardware store and shell out a few dollars for a nice magnet to wipe the drives.
DO NOT BE ASHAMED FOR PLAYING VIDEO GAMES.
Embrace the experience and share it with everyone you can.
  1. Boards
  2. PC
  3. We are going to recycle a bunch of old computers... Should we wipe memory first?

Report Message

Terms of Use Violations:

Etiquette Issues:

Notes (optional; required for "Other"):
Add user to Ignore List after reporting

Topic Sticky

You are not allowed to request a sticky.

  • Topic Archived