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kingkob  posted on Aug 20, 2013 8:41:17 PM - Report post

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originally posted by DABhand

Actually writing any byte value to all sectors of the drive will erase all data, and is guaranteed.

The disclaimer on DBAN's site is for people who use the quick option which is not thorough, but if you choose the correct way it will wipe out everything.

[Edited by DABhand, 8/20/2013 8:28:46 PM]

I'm not sure you're right but I sure hope so...

 
DABhand  posted on Aug 21, 2013 8:29:51 AM - Report post

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The thorough way will write 0's on every track and on every sector. Even the MFT and MBR.
 
0x90  posted on Aug 21, 2013 8:58:46 AM - Report post

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Choose Gutmann standard (35x) and you'll be fine... after 6 months if non stop wiping for a 500 GB HDD. But anything as >7x is not recoveryable as well, even for experts. For non experts, 3x is fine.



PS: Every tool is good to use as they're all doing the same, just be sure to check it's low level wiping then as Dabhand said, it will overwrite the header file as well. Personally I stick to Jerico software but they cost.

[Edited by 0x90, 8/21/2013 9:01:05 AM]

 
kingkob  posted on Aug 21, 2013 9:00:37 AM - Report post

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Choose Gutmann standard (35x) and you'll be fine... after 6 months if non stop wiping for a 500 GB HDD. But anything as >7x is not recoveryable as well, even for experts. For non experts, 3x is fine.

Yup I chose gutman and it seems it's gonna take forever.. At least it's worth it.

 
AdmiralP  posted on Aug 21, 2013 10:18:44 AM - Report post

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Bro, what are you needing to get rid of... the Snowden files???

 
kingkob  posted on Aug 21, 2013 11:09:06 AM - Report post

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Bro, what are you needing to get rid of... the Snowden files???

I can tell you but then i'll have to kill you..

 
LordVenator  posted on Aug 21, 2013 12:43:50 PM - Report post

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quote:
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Bro, what are you needing to get rid of... the Snowden files???

I can tell you but then i'll have to kill you..

Probably Half Life 3 stuff.

 
ServiusTheBear  posted on Aug 21, 2013 1:06:08 PM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by kingkob

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Bro, what are you needing to get rid of... the Snowden files???

I can tell you but then i'll have to kill you..

Probably Half Life 3 stuff.

King you been looking at that naughty stuff again. I told no. Leave it alone its mine :P

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