02-09-2010 03:39 PM
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.
02-09-2010 04:07 PM - edited 02-09-2010 04:08 PM
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.