We have all been faced with having to figure out what to do with one of our old hard drives. When you get a new computer it can be a hassle to figure out exactly what you need to do with your old hard drive. There are plenty of different ways for you to dispose of it, but why should you need to? Why can’t you just throw your old computer away, or give it away?
Your hard drive stores information from everything you have ever done on your computer. Not only pictures and files that you have saved onto your computer, but the hard drive actually stores all information for the things that you have accessed online as well. If you have ever logged onto your bank account from your computer to check your balance, that information is saved onto your hard drive. If you have ever checked an important email with private, or personal information on it, that is stored onto your hard drive. Basically anything and everything you have ever done on your computer is stored in a way that anyone can access it if they know how to pull information from a hard drive.
Instead of putting yourself into a position to lose your secure information, why not just handle your hard drive the second that you are ready to dispose of it? If you have ever experienced identity theft you know how important it can be to handle your personal paperwork appropriately and your hard drive is no different.