secure and reliable deleting of unused space

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  1. koliko

    koliko Registered Member

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    Hello.
    Would you recommend me any reliable tool which I could use to securely delete the unused space on HDD?
    Thank you
    koliko
     
  2. Jomsviking

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  3. koliko

    koliko Registered Member

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    Re: secure and reliable deliting of unused space

    Thank you. :)
    Then I can use it without fear of deleting the actual data on HDD?
     
  4. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    Re: secure and reliable deliting of unused space

    My experience with secure deleting of unused space is, that "zeroing my HDD and restoring an image" is faster than specialized tools. The difference is too small, but it makes me wonder "Do I need an extra software to do that job ?".
    I need my zero tool and image software anyway for doing other stuff.
     
  5. steve161

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    Re: secure and reliable deliting of unused space

    I've used eraser tp wipe free space and never had a problem. You can do a search of the forum to see if anyone had issues when using that function.
     
  6. Jomsviking

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    Re: secure and reliable deliting of unused space

    Eraser usually performs this without problems, at least in my experience.
    But I would always advise you to have backups of the system before you do such maintenance tasks.
     
  7. koliko

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    Re: secure and reliable deliting of unused space

    I did a backup and completed the erasing. Everything went smoothly.
    Thank you all for your advice. :)
    Cheers
    koliko
     
  8. Carver

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    Re: secure and reliable deliting of unused space

    Latest version is 5.86 NOT the 5.84 in the above link.
     
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