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I have a MacBook Pro and am going to sell it to upgrade to one of the newer MacBook Pro's. What is the best way to securely erase it before selling it? I have a lot of work data that I don't want to chance anyone being able to recover. In the past I had a windows program which conformed to DOD security for erasing. Is there anything like that I can do to securely erase my mac hard drive?
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Go to Disk Utility>Erase>Select the Drive and then Security Options. Zero the drive.
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yep..depending on how much of a hurry you are in...you can choose how many passes of zeros it should write...upto 35 if you have the patience...
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