[TriLUG] Disk Wipers
volcimaster at gmail.com
Thu Aug 23 16:00:56 EDT 2007
the only drawback to dd is that you have to run it a bunch of times to get
"good" overwriting... then you still need to physically hurt the drive if
you want it *really* toast
On 8/23/07, tj <bimasakti at gmail.com> wrote:
> I always use "dd" for erasing. working flawlessly for me.
> I never use "shred". is this more powerful than "dd" ?
> please enlighten me.
> On 8/20/07, Steve Litt <slitt at troubleshooters.com> wrote:
> > On Monday 20 August 2007 07:20, Don Jerman wrote:
> > [clip]
> > > dd or shred ought to do it then. Since shred is "for the purpose" and
> > > has online docs you should probably use that (they can look it up). I
> > > use the hammer solution generally, but that's because when I get rid
> > > of a drive either it or my last PC with that interface has become
> > > inoperative.
> > Or it's a 470MB drive that once contained your 1999 data, and a drive
> > size isn't worth the waste of an IDE or SATA port.
> > SteveT
> > Steve Litt
> > Author: Universal Troubleshooting Process books and courseware
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