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Old 01-27-2005, 10:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A Great Program...

Today at work, I was given a task...not a hard task, but a very tedious one.

The City Offices in my city had 29 computers...they were all old, and they wanted em nuked. No data, nothing. They didn't want a trace of it. No problem...I whip out this nifty little floppy disk with this program...

http://dban.sourceforge.net/

Takes about an hour on the machine, but the results are close to government data deletion. True, the only true way to get rid of data would be to like...magnetize the drive or something. But this program always pulls through for me.

Try it for yourself.
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Old 01-28-2005, 12:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Next time I have a drive to nuke I will. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 01-28-2005, 05:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Delete, defrag, and put a big piece of magnet to the hard drive...that ought to do it. Still a nifty program, probably should go on Hirend's Boot CD.
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Old 01-28-2005, 06:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
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magnets do not work in practice

use dban
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Old 02-01-2005, 08:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I've been using DBAN for quite some time to erase hard drives for the U.S. Navy. It does a DOD compliant erase of any HD. I'm quite happy with it. Otherwise, we would have to pull the hard drives and grind them into a fine powder, which would be a waste.
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Old 02-02-2005, 08:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah magnets don't really work that well...I mean have you ever opened up a hard drive? It's got a stack of ultra-strong neodymium magnets sitting a few centimeters away from the platters! You'd have to have one helluva strong magnet to cause any data corruption with an external magnet.

DBAN is pretty cool.
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