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Re: Secure wipe considered voodoo (was Re: favorite dban parameters)

On 2009-08-06 18:44, Arnt Karlsen wrote:
On Sat, 25 Jul 2009 02:16:01 -0500, Ron wrote in message <4A6AB131.5000701@cox.net>:

On 2009-07-25 00:54, Jude DaShiell wrote:
At the boot: prompt I usually key in autostart 5 then hit enter. A 200GB disk takes about 8 hours to clean so figure your timing accordingly if you decide to use this.

Read the 2nd paragraph of the Epilogue, and then scale that up from 80GB to 200, 250, 320, etc, etc.

Were I to get rid of a HDD, I'd put it in an external enclosure, fdisk it to make 1 huge partition, mkfs it vfat or ext2, then run this script:

..another universally, well supported way across all conceivable operating systems, is the shot gun puzzle... ;o)

The discharge of which is slightly is slightly illegal in most municipalities. I prefer a belt sander.

Anyway, modern platters are made from glass or ceramic, so a destructive "wipe" is as simple as smashing the platter with a hammer.

Scooty Puff, Sr
The Doom-Bringer

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