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    Well i m going to exchange this 40GB Seagte U-6 HD of mine and as everyone else does, i want to format it clean so that data retrieval becomes hard.
    I have downloaded a utility from seagate site known as DiskWizard installation software. It makes a bootable floppy and when i tried it, i got a feeling that it "0" fills the HD.
    Now I would like to know that will it help to just "0" fill my HD? I think that no one will be interested in data of my HD to the extent that they will use high-end softwares but still I want to wipe it clean to a little extent. Since i have to clean up my primary drive, I will be needing a bootable floppy.
    Any suggestions on how should I go ahead or which all softwares should i use. Is that DiskWizard from seagte good enough thing?
    Since i'll be needing it only once all the freewares or sharewares would do. Thanx in advance! :thumb:
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    if you are really pararnoid, run it 3 times...or something like that
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    After you re-format about 4 times you have to pay hundreds of pounds to recover even a little bit of data so i would just re format as many times as you feel comfotable with:D
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    kewl! thanx for the replies guys!
    i m going to try that software Mr. C :thumb:
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