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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.

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