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Re: OT: Can Reformatting A Hard Drive To ext3 Destroy All the Data On It?



On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 9:29 PM, Robert L Cochran
<cochranb speakeasy net> wrote:
> I have a hard drive that I need to destroy the data on. What is the most
> dependable way to do this? Can reformatting the drive as ext3 or ext4 or
> some other filesystem effectively destroy the existing data?
>
> Is there free software that can write zeroes or some form of nonsense to
> every storage location?
>
> Thanks
>
> Bob Cochran


You can also use the badblocks program in write mode which writes a
repeated random sequence to the drive

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