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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
> owners.

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.

Kind regards,
Aidan Gauland

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