Drive scrubbing

I am looking at purchasing a drive eraser to get rid of sensitive material so that i can dispose of unwanted pc's.  Is there an industry based product that i should be using ?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
You can purchase things if you want.  I personally prefer Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN) - it's available from

He also has links for understanding the process and to other software if for some reason you don't think his is good enough (links to:
    *  WhiteCanyon WipeDrive.
    * New Technologies M-Sweep.
    * Paragon Disk Wiper.
    * Eagle Disk Wipe.
    * DTI Data Disk Wipe.
    * Acronis Drive Cleanser.
    * East-Tec Disk Sanitizer.
    * LSoft Active@ KillDisk.
    * CyberScrub CyberCide.
    * Think Disk Cleanser.
    * Micro2000 EraserDisk

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free and works good

Secure delete:
A good discussion and links here: "Best way to format Hard Drive to ensure all confidential info is gone"

If you want it completly destroyed you could burn it, open it and scratch it all up, or norton ghost might work.
Chris BRetiredCommented:
BCWipe from is my choice (and free).

Chris B

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