Clearing the unallocated disk space

Ed Greshko ed.greshko at
Mon Nov 17 06:00:26 UTC 2014

On 11/17/14 12:58, Tim wrote:
> There have been cases of people getting refurbished drives which did
> have the previous owners data on them.

Do you have first hand knowledge of this or is this something you've just heard about?

The reason I ask this is I have a friend that worked at WD in the HD manufacturing and refurbishment area a few years back.  I had asked him about this very same thing.  He indicated that WD had very strict quality control and he couldn't think of a way it would pass through their processes with previous data still intact.

Or, maybe you're talking about cases where the drives aren't actually going back to the manufacturer?

If you can't laugh at yourself, others will gladly oblige.

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