6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 22, 2014 6:59 AM by APPLE DREAMER - PC CLINGER
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How do I properly zero out or erase the hard drives in my early 2009 Mac Pro 4,1 tower?


I assume there are already instructions on Apple.com someplace but haven't seen them yet… I have to one terabyte drives one the operating system the other is blank I want to start fresh I want to zero out both drives but I didn't want to make any mistakes


I know I can use disk utility to 0 Out Dr., #2 that means I will have to take out the operating system hard drive out of my 2008 Mac Pro and put it into my 2009 Mac Pro to use the disk utility to zero out drive one the OS drive in my 2009 Mac Pro am my correct


I just need a little bit a help I want to go slow so I don't make any mistakes with the sleds or with the erasing process which journaled to choose encrypted or not etc. etc.


Furthermore is there instructions on the site on how to change the hard drive into a different sled because the sleds and my 2009 are different than my 2008 any advice


Thank you

Mac Pro (Early 2009), OS X Mavericks (10.9.2), iPhone 5, 2009+8+6 Mac Pros, ApplTV