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



> 'shred' is part of coreutils (i.e. installed by default).
> Doing something like
> 
> shred /dev/sdX
> 
> as root will write various bit patterns 25 times over the entire drive
> (see the man page for more options).

Whoopeeedoo. Thats still not the correct way to erase a disk.

Use security erase, that is why it is there.


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