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    Jan 16, 2008
    Looking for software to secure erase Mac Hard Drive
    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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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11
    Go to Disk Utility>Erase>Select the Drive and then Security Options. Zero the drive.

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    Feb 24, 2008
    15" MacBook Pro 2.7 GHz Quad i7, 16GB | 27" iMac 3.1 GHz Quad i5 12GB| OS X.x | iPhone 4 iOS 7.1.2
    yep..depending on how much of a hurry you are can choose how many passes of zeros it should write...upto 35 if you have the patience...

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