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    Reformatting 2.5" HDD ready to sell
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    Reformatting 2.5" HDD ready to sell
    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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    Joe

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    Reformatting 2.5" HDD ready to sell
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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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    Reformatting 2.5" HDD ready to sell
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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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