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SALE TODAY: Learn Piano on iOS http://bit.ly/PianoAppSale In this video, Mahalo technology expert Justin Zagri demonstrates how to erase a hard drive in Snow Leopard.? Erase Hard Drive --------------------------------------------------------------------- You can completely erase a hard drive or external hard drive by deleting its files and writing over them.?1. In your Applications folder, go to Utilities -- Disk Utility.?2. ?In the left sidebar of the Disk Utility window, select the hard drive you want to erase.?3. In the top options bar, select Erase.?4. Under Format, select the format you want to use. Generally, the best option is Mac OS Extended (Case-Sensitive, Journaled).?5. You can start with Erase Free Space. This will write over the unused space on your hard drive to prevent the recovery of deleted files. It will open a window with options to select from:? * Zero Out Deleted Files: this is the fastest option to delete and overwrite. * 7-Pass Erase: this will delete and overwrite unused space seven times. * 35-Pass Erase: this will delete and overwrite unused space 35 times.? 6. You can select Security Options for more choices in erasing the entire hard drive:? * Don't Erase Data: this option deletes the information so that you can't access it, but the files remain.? * Zero Out Data: this will delete the data but it will still be recoverable.? * 7-Pass Erase: this will delete the data seven times.? * 35-Pass Erase: this will delete the data 35 times.? 7. Click Erase on the main window. After you confirm, it will erase the hard drive.? Read more by visiting our page at: http://www.mahalo.com/erase-hard-drive-in-mac-os-snow-leopard/
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