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bsh
Paper Tape
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-16-2009
Location: canada
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New harddrive from lenovo to replace my dead old harddrive

My T400 (bought last July) harddrive dead on me Sunday. I called helpcenter and received a replacement harddrive today. It was very fast. They asked me to return the old one. I have a concern about the security of my old harddrive. There are lots of personal information (data and files) on the old harddrive. If I return the old one, is there a chance my personal data be leaked? Is there any way I can delete the data and file on the old harddrive? I have no access to my old harddrive now. Any comments and suggestions will be appreciated greatly. Thank you for your time.

802.11n
Posts: 541
Registered: ‎09-10-2009
Location: USA
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Re: New harddrive from lenovo to replace my dead old harddrive

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It will almost certainly be trashed, but you can't be 100% sure.  If you have a big magnet around, you could set the old one on it for a while - that should do the trick.

T61p, T400
formerly x23, x40
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