Getting rid of your old laptop or desktop? Whether you’re selling it, donating it to charity, or gifting it to a friend or family member, you should wipe the drive before you give it away.
Why? Because that drive contains your personal information, like family photos, financial data, your browsing records, or even confidential work files. Whatever you leave on the drive will go to the next person that uses it, unless you wipe or destroy the drive first.
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Source Credits: Patrick Norton in Digital Trends