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Reformatting 2.5" HDD ready to sell


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So I have upgraded the HDD in my macbook and I wish to sell my old one. How do I reformat the old hard drive so it is securely clear of all my data not its not in my macbook?

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You can reformat it in disk utility

here is a button called Security options, you can choose the level of overwrites from there, from the simple to a 35 pass overwrite, each stronger option takes longer

35 pass might be overkill - depends on how sensitive the data is
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thank you for the reply. So with the old hdd in the macbook I can overwrite the drive, remove it and put the new one in?
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