I am spring cleaning and I am looking for some free, quick, and easy to use Windows (Vista or Windows 7) software that I can use to wipe about 20 drives before I throw them away.
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There are lots of drive wipe and secure erase tools you can get. Apple is not the only solution LOL. The problem with these tools is that they take time to do there work, if you want to do a proper job of it, and when you have a dozen or so drives, that is a lot of wasted time.I don't understand the motivation here. Is the point to give them away to charity and leave them functional but blank? Just drive a spike through them with a hammer!
OR, borrow a friend's Macintosh and use the built-in Disk Utility. You can select different levels of security and designate the number of times it "zeros" the data out.