How To Completely & Securely Erase Hard Drive

March 28th, 2010

How to erase the data on hard drive completely so your personal information won’t be stolen by others? Well, there a few techniques that anyone can employ to protect their identity. Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that the following software and techniques will ERASE your hard drive and you will not be able to get your data back. That’s the whole point.

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Formatting
Most people’s first instinct would be to just reformat their drive to get rid of data. But there are all sorts of formatting that can be done.

First, you can perform what is called a high level format. Sometimes, this is referred to as a quick format. This method is not secure seeing as it only erases the boot sector and partition table, thus leaving all of the other files intact and accessible through purpose built software. There is also low level formatting, referred to officially as “disk reinitialization.” This process goes through your disk and sets values to zero and will erase a hard drive completely.

For more advanced users, you can also change the number of passes that the format goes through. The more passes, the more secure it will be because the format goes through the disk the specified number of times and writes over the information with junk. As you would expect, more passes take more time, but more passes means your data is better scrambled and harder to recover.

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If you don’t want to take the process on formatting the drive, you can download DBAN (Darik’s Boot And Nuke), as it is shortened, is a nice little application that lets you completely erase your data. You can download it for Intel/AMD machines and Apple Power Mac machines by clicking “Downloads” at the top of the home page.

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Typography Portraits

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Typography showcases on Tripwire Magazine
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“Typography plays an important role in every website design and we don’t even think of an artwork without any text on it until its not something out of the box we are working on. Everyday we (designers) search for new tips and inspiration relating to website design such as color theory, new scripts, designs, textures, stock images, typography, etc.” Read more on Reencoded.com

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Creative typography art

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Typography Inspiration

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Article on by Steven Snell @ DesignM.ag

“Typography is one of the favorite parts of design for many of us, and finding new and helpful sources of typographical inspiration can often help to improve the use of type in our own work.”
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Article by Topher Welsh on ae tuts+

Topher Welsh is a post production artist working motion graphics and visual effects – a freelancer out of Tacoma, Washington, who believes typography is sexy! “Great typography comes in all shapes and flavors and for this week’s roundup Topher gathered some amazing typography pieces that ranges from grungy to stop motion to found typography in nature.” In this post he showcased 17 typography video, most of them look really great and how he called it sexy!
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“The importance of typography in design can’t be underestimated, said that before I guess. Typography is a key element of design and communicating a message and in some cases designers use typography in a way that makes it support the overall design or in some case becomes the design itself.”

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Typography motion graphic

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Kinetic typography (motion typography) is the specially name for floating and jumping text and is an animation technique for combination of text for motion designs, motion artists mostly use Adobe After Effects, Apple Motion or Adobe Flash to compose their motion piece.

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Flickermood 2.0 from Sebastian Lange.

3D Typography Designs For Inspiration

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3D Typographic design is now more popular and notice a surge for 3D Type work on portfolio sites, Here we have collected 45 Beautiful 3D Typography Deisgns For Inspiration, I found these design realy inspiring, hope you will be inspired well last month we compiled 25 Amazing Photoshop 3D Text Effect Tutorials, So you can Try this 3d effects in your next design Project.

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