I want to recycle some hard drives...used DoD3 pass...Recuva still showing tons of files names with state as "Excellent"

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DevTech    1,518
On 12/11/2018 at 6:09 AM, BudMan said:

Oh something like this



There are many people that own guns - never said he had to go buy his DE ;)

Maybe @DocMwill lend him one...


Your HD-6600




But the Desert Eagle and your HD-6600 both lack the proper mad scientist vibe that fits better with this thread!




Now that's a magnet!


But there is quite a waiting list of people want to stuff their experiments inside that one so you could run down to the store and get this one:




And somebody suggested a MRI machine:




But, that's all a bit impractical, so for the average Neowin reader, we just have to salvage some stuff from the stack of old dead microwaves in the back of your garage and make this:




 But be really careful not to do this:




(From: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/7xj4vg/watch-scientists-accidentally-blow-up-their-lab-with-the-strongest-indoor-magnetic-field-ever)



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hchoward    0

Please remember that erasers do not destroy the file system.  They just overwrite the files with 1s and 0s or random 1s and 0s.


You may be able to recover the file names, but that doesn't mean that you will fine a readable file under that name.


If you want to get rid of the file names, you will have to do a full format (not a quick format) after you use the file eraser.  You will then have a  blank but usable file system  on the drive.




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