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GUEST,Nicholas Waller Tech: How to wipe an old computer hard drive? (29) RE: Tech: How to wipe an old computer hard drive? 18 Sep 07

"This is so old it doesn't have any USB ports. :-/" - Stilly

You could still use your old HDD in an external USB-powered enclosure and connected to new computer, which presumably does have USB. Then you could reformat/re-write data over it to your heart's content &c and return it to your old notebook, bearing in mind what people said above, or keep it as extra storage. for an example external case.

I've used an external enclosure to make use of a 20GB and then a 40Gb HD when I have upgraded my powerbook hard drive to bigger sizes, so they are useful. But it would be quite a bit of faffing about in order to rescue a 2GB drive, esp as there are now 10 GB and more flash drives available.

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