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Completely erasing compact flash memory?

Old 01-05-06, 01:17 PM
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Completely erasing compact flash memory?

Is there a way to completely erase flash memory so that data could not be recovered from it? I just upgraded to a new larger memory stick (1 gig) from my 256. However, I've had important work related documents on the original one and I want to make sure it cannot be recovered because I want to sell the 256 on eBay, etc.
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Old 01-05-06, 05:43 PM
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Put 256 MB of stuff on it (stuff you don't care about other people seeing) and then format it. Now if anyone tries to recover your "deleted" files, they just get 256mb of Kidz Bop

Or pay $100 for a software program that essentially does the same thing but writes gibberish and then formats.
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Old 01-06-06, 12:40 AM
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There is a free program called Eraser. You can set it to over write the space as many times as you want with random 1 and 0.

http://www.download.com/Eraser/3000-...ml?tag=lst-0-5
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Old 01-06-06, 09:30 AM
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Thank you both for the info!
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