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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-27-2004, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-28-2004, 01:53 AM
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I think the Tuneup utilities program does it.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-28-2004, 06:34 AM
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If you truely want it clean get a DoD approved util to wipe the drive. I think the standard for considering it clean is doing this process 7 times.

If you need more specifics I've got a buddy that does forenzics for companies needing data recovered from media for court cases.
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If you truely want it clean get a DoD approved util to wipe the drive. I think the standard for considering it clean is doing this process 7 times.

If you need more specifics I've got a buddy that does forenzics for companies needing data recovered from media for court cases.
DoD is is basically an fdisk and full format 3 times.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-28-2004, 08:24 AM
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DOD specs are overwriting all addressable locations with a character, it's complement and verify.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-28-2004, 01:01 PM
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To truly clean the drive, you'll need to fill and format about 20 times.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-29-2004, 12:40 PM
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lol i know a quick way of wipeing a drive dbug script, lol that should do it or just do a format [drive letter]: /u writes a 0 or 1 can't remeber but it writes on all the blocks. completely erases the drive, data recovery can't ever get it back. only problem is it takes a while but it will do it for you.
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