The best programs I've found for a REAL, FULL, COMPLETE, format is: DriveScrubber 3.0 from iolo (Comes with System Mechanic 8.0 Pro) Active@ KillDisk. DBAN BootNuke. These are top rated from ME...but I'm wondering what is top rated from people here and in general. I tried toptenreviews.com but cannot find a review list for hard drive format software. I tried keywords "Data erase", "data delete", "format", "hard drive format" and others but no list. The closest I've found is Privacy software but they focus on "tracks" and "evidence" and internet files. I'm looking for THEE BEST programs that focus on HARD DRIVE DATA REMOVAL. Popular, top rated, high ranking programs from reputable companies. I'll know "The one" when I find it.