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    Ok so i took the har drives out of four computers, is that all i need to do before recycling them? I dont want any of my personal information out there. Thanks guys!
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    Did you just remove the drives or did you format them first? There are DoD wipe programs out there that make it 99.99% impossible for anyone to retrieve the erased data (If you're that concerned.) Otherwise you should put the HDDs back into the computer and reformat the drives. What OS are you using?

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    You should of ran a wipe program first at Erase hard drive by Active@ KillDisk. Low Level Format.

    then after you remove the drive; take a hammer and smash the shit out of it.
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    Well i want to use the drives as external so i did not want to destroy them or completely erase them. My point was, if i tuen these computers in for recycle, since i am keeping the har drives, no other component stores data, right?
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    Right. I will take out the RAM (memory chips) as spares in case your other memory goes bad.
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    You should do the right thing and mail those drives to me so that I may use them ;0)
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