If you plan to trade in or pass on your old Mac when you upgrade to a new one, there are pitfalls in ensuring you don’t lose any data, while ensuring your old Mac is completely wiped.
Passing your Mac on to a new owner has got much easier and more reliable in Monterey – so long as it has got a T2 or M1 series chip.
What do you need to do before selling or giving away your Mac to someone else? Here’s a summary, covering all from Intel to M1 models.
The drive light is green, the disk can be heard spinning, but it does not mount. Is it dead?
How can I make the files on a dead hard disk unreadable before I discard it?