My current setup is in need of update, and I decided to switch from ATX to Mini ITX... Now I use Windows 7 OEM so I'll need to re-install Windows when I get the new board. I don't just want to re-install Windows though, I want to wipe my drives clean. I have a Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD with Windows 7 and some games on it, and a Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB (32MB cache) HDD with the rest of my stuff on it. How do I wipe them both using the computer they're in so that when I put them in the new build they are like new (completely empty)?
For the WD HDD, just go to: Control Panel > Admin Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management
Select that drive in bottom-right panel.
Right-click and choose "Format" if there's only one partition on it.
If two or more partitions, delete them all.
Then create "New Simple Volume" on the unallocated space.