[nycbug-talk] wipe drive

Joel Salomon salomo3
Sun Apr 11 13:39:48 EDT 2004

michael said:
> I was looking for a utility to securely wipe some old hard drives before
> disposal.

For most, semi-secure (i.e. not national security / billion dollar secrets
/ organized crime) purposes, a simple dd </dev/zero >/dev/sdC1 (or similar
- I used something like this on Plan 9, translate to *BSD as needed) will
suffice - and it's *much* faster.


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