Re: Hard Drive eraser recommendation



Hi all,

Sorry but i consider the discussion about random pattern and 1 and 0 more philosophical than practical.

Philosophical spoken, what is the difference between random pattern and 1 and 0, if the set for random patterns consists only in those 2 elements?

Practicaly spoken, i am not aware of data being recovered from hard disks wiped by overwriting once - do you know any cases?
Furthermore the size of hard disks increased significantly so it takes a considerable amount of time to overwrite more than once. Depending on the number of the dirves a degaussing or phyisical destruction might be much more cost-efiicient.


Best regards,
A. Pal




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Datum: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 13:37:33 -0500
Von: Jose <jmaque@xxxxxxxxx>
An: security-basics@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Betreff: Re: Hard Drive eraser recommendation

My understanding of it, is that it writes all random data a number of
times. I havent needed to use it in a while, but I think it even
gives you options on how to wipe, I could be mistaken though since I
havent used it in a while now.

http://www.dban.org/node/40

On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 2:24 PM, Ernest Gargas <agapegar@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Jose,

Does it write all 0's , then all 1's and then a random pattern of 1's
and
0's for a number of times to the disk or what?  If not, then it is not
worth
the time to download.  You must destroy all traces of the data.

On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 2:46 PM, Jose <jmaque@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

DBAN is what I would recommend for this.. Great price. free.
http://www.dban.org/


On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 10:23 AM,  <hellkyng@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
You might give this a shot:
http://www.h11-digital-forensics.com/omniwipe-wipe-hard-drive.php .

I've known a few people who have used it, and haven't heard any
complaints. Not sure on cost. Good luck!
Mike


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