Re: Wiping hard drives
On 14/09/11 02:10, yudi v wrote:
> I will be wiping partitions on my hard drive before sending it back to
> the manufacturer for replacement.
> I usually prefer dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/sdX# for the unencrypted
> partitions and just over write the first few sectors on the LUKS
> partition to destroy the header file.
> I just want to hear some opinions as to what precautions you take before
> parting with hard drives. I would be very interested to hear from SSD
I think you want scrub. It provides somewhat more felxibility than dd
if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/sdXn. There's a Debian pacakge for it.