the HDD is all that you need to wipe unless toy have some type of SD card in a slot or something like that. There's a bunch of free programs to wipe the HDD like the one's shown here -> http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/tp/free-data-destruction-software.htm hope this helps...Digger
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