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Re: [vox-tech] Most efficient way to wipe hard drives
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Re: [vox-tech] Most efficient way to wipe hard drives



Bill Broadley wrote:
> Bill Kendrick wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 04:07:42PM -0700, Bill Broadley wrote:
>>> Looks like it would be faster to write all zeros then all ones.
>> "all zeros, then all ones"?  Or "faster to write all zeros _than_ all ones"?

> Something like 01010101 on the first pass and 10101010 on the second.  Not
> that it's a big difference.  It's just a paranoid detail.  Overwriting with
> anything once should do it.  Except for the badblocks.  Secure deletion or
> destruction is the only way to get those.


	Or you can cheat and use 'shred' to do the work for you. After
	all that is what the program is for.


								Tony
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