How should I erase my hard drive?
January 7, 2008 3:22 PM Subscribe
Asking for a friend: I guess I should erase my Macbook's hard drive before sending it back to Apple. How should I do it?
posted by bassjump to Computers & Internet (33 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
My computer has some problems that Apple is tired of trying to fix so they are sending me a brand new computer. First I have to send in my MacBook. From reading past threads and common sense, it seems that I need to erase my hard drive so my personal stuff out isn't out in the world. So, how should I do it? What's the easiest and quickest way to really get everything off? Oh, I am running Leopard. And I mean the kind of erase where everything is gone for good, not just gone until a tech savvy person can recover it.
(I did look at this thread from 2005 but since technology moves so fast, my thought was that there might be something even easier and better now.)