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



On Fri, 2009-05-29 at 13:31 +0100, Alan Cox wrote: 
> It makes no real difference - use the drives own secure erase feature if
> you want to be sure, otherwise you've got no guarantee that everything
> will be cleared - only the drive knows enough to do the job.

But do you know what the drive does when you use that function?  ;-\

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