Will Delete File Fragments Copy to New Drive?
Posted on 2011-09-21
Win 7 Home, Dell Dimension 9100 desktop. I have purchased a 2TB WD hard drive to replace a 640GB WD drive. The old drive has a lot of confidential business information on it that I am planning to delete. Even after deleting I realize that it actually still there and could be recovered by someone wishing malicious intent. If I copy or clone the drive to the new one, will deleted fragments be copied to the new drive? I am considering using Norton Ghost or WD's program to transfer my files. Afterward I would use a wipe program to completely remove the file fragments from the old drive. I just want to be sure that I am not copying this info (or fragments) over to the new drive where there would be any chance of recovery.