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Computer disposal

by sarva9 / December 2, 2013 8:19 PM PST

This is regarding data security while disposing off a computer. I was advised that the hard drive should be removed and retained, or at least wiped clean using an overwriting software so that data cannot be recovered later.

My question is - is there anything apart from the hard drive that requires sanitization? Is there even a remote possibility of user data being present elsewhere in the computer, such as on the BIOS chip for example?

I am not very computer savvy and I know this question might be a rather naive one. Please don't beat me up Happy

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by itsdigger / December 2, 2013 8:57 PM PST
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by itsdigger / December 2, 2013 8:58 PM PST
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