Does wiping your hard drive clear old data?

Answer Wiping your computer's hard drive of sensitive files and information is never as easy as most users think. Deleting a file or an email only hides the deleted information in recoverable areas on yo... Read More »

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Does storing digital data on a hard drive increase the overall weight of the hard drive?

there's no increase in weight at all the data that is stored is magnetic in some ways similar to an old cassette tape but on a disk so changing polarity of the magnetic medium on the disk doesn't i... Read More »

Wiping a Hard Drive Completely?

.What you need is a file deletion programme, in essence all this does is write a random sequence of 1s and 0s to the disc completely eradicating all files. Go to this link where you can get free do... Read More »

Can you install Windows XP without wiping the hard drive?

You can install Windows XP without wiping the main hard drive, according to Gina Trepani of However, if you are reinstalling the program to remove viruses or delete files, those ite... Read More »

Wiping a Hard Disk Clean: How to Completely Erase a Hard Disk Drive?

If only it were as easy as deleting all your files and emptying the recycle bin, you could wipe a computer clean easily in a few minutes. Unfortunately, doing so just makes your personal and busine... Read More »