Skip navigation

Is erasing free memory securely enough to sell MBP

238 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 20, 2012 6:44 AM by Templeton Peck RSS
Lessandro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Currently Being Moderated
Mar 20, 2012 5:06 AM

I am selling my 2011 MacBook Pro with AppleCare on eBay. I have my information backed up via TimeMachine. I was wondering what steps to take to securely delete my information from the MBP. There is an option in disk utility that will erase free disk space by writinig over the data X amount of times. If I delete my account and set up a new one, then delete all the free space with disk utility, would this be enough security for me to be at ease selling my MBP? I am running the latest version of Lion.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (1)

Legend

  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.