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Is there anyone who knows about how to completely erase a Hard Drive. I am facing some issues in this. Help me.
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It's more difficult than simply erasing everything from a hard drive if you would like to entirely remove it. You must take additional measures in order to truly delete hard drive data forever. Formatting a hard drive is a typical approach to "erase" data, however this just makes the data "lost" to the computer's operating system because it doesn't actually "erase" the hard drive of its data.
When you check at the drive's contents, it seems empty since the OS cannot see the data. However, all of the data is still present and, barring a complete hard disc wipe, can be recovered with specialised hardware or software.
The most appropriate thing you can do is thoroughly wipe a hard disc before recycling it or even throwing it away. If you don't, you run the risk of re-disclosing private information that you thought you had destroyed, such as passwords and account numbers.
The NIST Guidelines for Media Sanitization (800-88 Rev. 1) declare that Completely Erase a Hard Drive renders data recovery "impossible using state-of-the-art laboratory techniques and results in the subsequently inability to use the media for data storage."
The majority of hard drive erasure standards mention a number of methods for physically destroying a hard drive, including disintegration, grinding, pulverisation, incineration, melting, and shredding. A hard drive can be destroyed on your own by repeatedly driving nails or drilling holes through it, making sure to puncture the hard drive platter each time.