Dariks boot and nuke http://www.dban.org
Think the title says it all really.
I'm selling my NAS, so will get more with the HDDs (I have no use for them). But an not ignorant to the abilities to recover data unless suitably wiped... if there is such a thing?
Last edited by ChrisH; 12th August 2013 at 06:22 PM.
Will it allow me to choose the HDDs to wipe? They are not installed into a PC are on a NAS.
Only works for locally attached drives as far as I am aware as it's a bootable disc.
Have you looked in the NAS settings then it may have a zero disk option. I think you will end up connecting them to a PC though as Ben says.
Thanks guys. I will have a look at the NAS and if not I will remove and destroy the drives. Won't take the risk.
If you want to be sure everything has been erased, use the HDDs own Secure Erase feature. The easiest way to do this with PartEd Magic (Download Link).
It differs from other file deletion programs such as Darik's Boot and Nuke which attempt to erase data using block writes which cannot access certain portions of the hard drive. The internal firmware Secure Erase command can access data that is no longer accessible through software, such as bad blocks. (Source)
Last edited by Arthur; 12th August 2013 at 07:36 PM.
Search for diskwipe, it's freeware and does all manner of erasing standards
All of these bootable solutions would need the disks attached to the local machine though I'm guessing?
Last edited by psydii; 12th August 2013 at 08:17 PM.
+1 for Dariks Boot and Nuke - I've used it before and it was pretty good.
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)