Today I purchased a used 3TB HD via Craigslist. Unlike some clueless individual that for months has been trying to sell a 500GB drive for $50, this guy sold me this drive for just $25. He did warn me that there isn’t a whole lot of free space on the drive as it’s almost full of movies. Crap - the temptation to see what’s on there is almost too great. It almost feels like a trap. At the very least I know I should do a full and complete virus scan as I’m sure that the sources for these movies could be considered highly questionable. I didn’t buy it under the expectation that there would be movies and such on it as this was only discussed as I picked up the drive.
So, should I peek or just do a multi-pass wipe and reformat?