Computers will not be accepted or returned to the Inventory Department without a signature, from the returning department, certifying that the hard drives have been either erased or reformatted. A signature box has been placed on the Request for Pickup - Surplus/Excess Property form. This certification is being implemented to reduce potential liability issues involving transfer of software and access to confidential data. Pickup personnel have been instructed not to return computers to the Inventory Department without this certification being completed. Departments are cautioned that computers will not be accepted at the Inventory Department without this certification. We appreciate everyone's cooperation with this procedure.
Information Services recommends the use of Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN) as an effective, free tool to erase the hard drive. This software may be accessed on the web at: http://dban.sourceforge.net/