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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.
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.
While formatting a used Mac is always best, you can set one up to be as new as possible without formatting.
MacFixIt Answers is a weekly feature in which we answer questions e-mailed in by our readers. We welcome alternative approaches and views from readers and encourage you to post your own suggestions in the comments.
Apple's "Secure Empty Trash" option will perform a seven-pass random erase on the files in the Trash, but you may wish to change this up a bit.
A hands-on look at the options and tools in Drive Genius 3 for OS X.
Our Weekly Utilities Update report is a list of all the updates for many Mac utilities that have been released in the past week.
When you delete a file, you're not really removing the information. Two free programs--Eraser and SDelete--take very different approaches to secure file deletion.
Utilities Updates: Maintenance 1.0.4; FileSalvage 5.0; 1Passwd 1.4.2834; BackityMac 1.2b; more
Utilities Updates: Dantz Retrospect 6.1.126; CopyPaste yType 2.6.1; Mail Forward X 3.0.2; more