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How to securely erase a BlackBerry 10 device

Securing your data when selling or returning a device is a must. Here's how to ensure your data is wiped from a BlackBerry 10 device.

By April 30, 2013

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How to securely erase an SSD drive

Erasing an SSD drive not only sanitizes the drive, but recovers lost performance on systems with inefficient garbage collection. We'll show you how to securely erase your SSD drive.

By October 5, 2011

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More on securely erasing a hard disk

More on securely erasing a hard disk

By September 3, 2003

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How to set up an external hard drive for use with OS X

Many hard drives come preformatted with special utility software that largely is not needed, and may even be problematic or limiting at times.

By November 27, 2013

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Secure your deleted files in OS X

There are a couple of ways to ensure that file contents are irrecoverable when deleting files in OS X.

By October 3, 2013

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Options for secure file removal in the OS X Terminal

If you need to erase a file's contents in addition to its directory entry, you can do so with a couple of easy commands.

By June 13, 2013

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Plextor unveils various SSD-based products at CES 2013

Plextor shows off a series of new solid-state storage products ranging from eMMC and mSATA to enterprise-standard SSDs.

By January 10, 2013

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How to prepare a used Mac for use

While formatting a used Mac is always best, you can set one up to be as new as possible without formatting.

By July 10, 2012

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OS X Disk Utility missing options to erase free disk space

If you have purchased a new Mac or have upgraded your hard drive on an older Mac, you may find when accessing the option to erase free disk space using Apple's Disk Utility that the controls for doing so are grayed out.

By March 19, 2012

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How to secure your PC in 10 easy steps

Use encryption, keep your software up-to-date, disable images in e-mail, scan e-mail attachments for viruses, use a nonadministrator Windows account, scan for viruses manually, and use a secure-erase utility to destroy old data.

By November 15, 2011