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



2009/5/29 Alan Cox <alan lxorguk ukuu org uk>:
>> '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.

I use a hammer, because it wins over all other solutions on both ease
of use and catharsis.

-- 
Sam


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