Remove And Destroy Hard Drives

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ALWAYS remove your hard drive when getting rid of your PC. Even if you erase the hard drive, it will have data on it that still can be retrieved by a savvy computer tech. I had one done by a "professional". I wasted my money in the end because he did what I would have done, which is not the proper way. You DO NOT want your information in the wrong hands. Even if you give it to a family member, you do not know where it will go from there.


Remove the hard drive and destroy it before selling or giving your old computer away. Best advice I can give you to protect your identity.

By susan from Indiana

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May 17, 20120 found this helpful

Rather than destroying your old hard drive, save it! External hard drives are expensive. You can get a case for a hard drive for around $20, and with about 5 minutes of work, you have a "new" external hard drive good for backing up files!

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