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Curtis Thompson
Re: Secure Empty Trash
on Apr 29, 2008 at 2:01:08 am


[Alexander Kallas] "So what is the best option for a clean external media drive in Panther?"

this really totally depends on your needs - trashing a file erases it just fine...the only difference that secure offers is that it renders the file unrecoverable should someone take your drive to a recovery center or the likes...

(and even plain erase after a while makes it unrecoverable - the secure just intentionally writes junk over the spaces the file took up right then and there, whereas over time the computer will use that space again and again which is the same thing in the long run)

if you have data on that external drive that is sensitive, i'd consider encrypting the volume with on-the-fly encryption with something like truecrypt - that way nobody can read the data to begin with...but if you just have plain old files on there, a simple empty trash should suffice...


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