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Curtis Thompson
Re: Secure Empty Trash
on Apr 28, 2008 at 2:45:29 pm

hello...

secure empty trash writes random data over the space the file took up on the hd numerous times to help ensure that nobody can recover the file later...

just erasing a drive with a simple format will require that the drive be taken somewhere to recover data, but you can also use the secure erase options with disk utility:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303462

which might have been what you were talking about - but yes - in the end secure erase and secure empty are doing the same thing, which is writing random data over data to ensure that the original data cannot be recovered...

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