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Adding SATA HDD to Popcorn Hour

by jbmcgee / February 9, 2009 11:24 AM PST

Hi, I just received my new ph and wanted to add an 80GB hdd to it. My question concerns the drive, I got it at a yard sale, and was wondering if there was a way to make sure that it didn't contain viruses. Will formatting it in the ph erase any potentially harmful material or do I risk infecting just by hooking it up? Thanks.

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OK, what's Popcorn Hour?
by Coryphaeus / February 9, 2009 11:16 PM PST

Format removes all threats and all data.

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killdisk
by chickenorfish / February 9, 2009 11:49 PM PST

get a program called killdisk. it will wipe the hard drive clean. formatting wont

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Formatting . . .
by Coryphaeus / February 10, 2009 1:35 AM PST
In reply to: killdisk

will destroy all data. Recoverable? Maybe. But who would want to recover a virus? To remove potentially dangerous data and install an OS, formatting is all that is needed.

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Thanks
by jbmcgee / February 10, 2009 2:37 AM PST
In reply to: Formatting . . .

thanks for the info.

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rofl
by chickenorfish / February 10, 2009 3:16 AM PST
In reply to: Formatting . . .

he bought a hard drive AT A YARD SALE. i think that warrants completely destroying everything on it

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killdisk
by jbmcgee / February 10, 2009 3:26 AM PST
In reply to: rofl

I think I will try this just to make sure b/c, as you said, I did purchase these at a sale. $15 for 2 80 Gb SAta's.

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