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 Post subject: CCleaner Hard Drive Wipe & Master File Table
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:16 pm 
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Scott,

One of the many problems I had with Norton Utilities 14.5 is, wiping the hard drive's free space. I would select the Master File Table options for thorough cleaning and upon reboot, the system would fail. No matter what tried, I would always have to restore the system my reinstalling the Windows 7 Professional OS and build from there.

For additional security features, I'm in the process of buying the CCleaner utilities you recommended earlier. I've truly enjoyed using the free version! For security purposes however, I'm concerned about wiping the hard drive's free space with my Raid 10 configuration. My question is, to your knowledge, is there anything I should be concerned about when using the "drive wipe" and "Advanced Overwrite (3 passes)" features in CCleaner, or wiping hard drives in general, when wiping free space. I will backup before wiping of course.

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DLH


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 Post subject: Re: CCleaner Hard Drive Wipe & Master File Table
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:12 pm 
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...is there anything I should be concerned about when using the "drive wipe" and "Advanced Overwrite (3 passes)" features in CCleaner, or wiping hard drives in general, when wiping free space.

The only points I would make are that wiping is unnecessary (and undesirable) on SSDs, and that when wiping HDDs a single pass overwrite does the job. Multiple passes unnecessarily wastes time and energy. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: CCleaner Hard Drive Wipe & Master File Table
 Post Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:51 am 
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That's interesting about SSD drives! Thanks for the info on HDDs as well.

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