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Cornflake
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03 Feb 2012, 12:13 pm

StuartN wrote:
A single zero-fill or random-fill using dd (dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/sdb) or similar Linux utility will overwrite the drive in a way that no normal user can extract any meaningful data.
That's my preferred technique. No mangled drive fragments to clear up!


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04 Feb 2012, 9:03 am

I use a dd command, too. I check to see if it is finishes properly by running "fdisk -l".



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05 Feb 2012, 1:18 am

Back in the day, we used something called a 'bulk tape eraser', which essentially was a large electromagnet...;)
If you want to go to tinfoil country, find a arc welder or steel furnace and melt the thing into slag. Recover that, buster!...;)


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