Do you have a link I can read up on? I was unaware of this. I knew if you encrypted the drive first and then formatted it, that data would be unrecoverable, but if the drive is not encrypted and just formatted, then that data is still recoverable.
A Full Format runs an additional step that checks the hard drive for any bad sectors. This check is what makes the full format take so much longer than a quick format. Unfortunately, like the quick format, the files still exist and the volume...
What do you mean by a full format? As in just formatting the drive without it being encrypted? That data is easy to recover (I've had to do it when I've accidentally formatted a drive before) with GetDataBack.
I agree with everything else. I just wanted to make that clarification.
Send the drives to me, I'll securely wipe them for you. 😇👹
But in all seriousness, encrypting the drive and then doing a simple format will be good enough to stop most people from seeing what was on that drive.