Share via Email What is the safest way to dispose of an old PC? I have a defunct Dell running Windows XP, which crashed out before I had a chance to retrieve any data. I am now wondering about safe disposal of the old PC and whether or not I can transfer any data to my Mac. I am not a technophile and this may be a silly question, but can you tell me where the hard drive is located?
Before you sell your computer, smash the hard drive, says Which? | Technology | The Guardian
Sometimes the heads remember how to read the firmware, but cannot write to it. In these cases we also have to do physical work on the hard drive to repair the firmware. Motors, headstacks and even the hard disk platters themselves can have issues. To figure out what is wrong with the drive, you need experienced professional hard drive recovery experts to take a look at it in a clean-room environment.
Before you sell your computer, smash the hard drive, says Which?
Share via Email A hard drive is destroyed by a saw. Computing magazine has warned. Even though people think they have wiped data from machines before they sell them on auction sites or put them onto rubbish tips, the files remain on the hard drives — and can contain vital information such as bank details and other personal data sufficient for identity theft.
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