General Chat Thread, Safest way to securely dispose of hard drives? in General; Originally Posted by CyberNerd
it takes too long to re-write data multiple times on a large disk using software methods ...
29th April 2012, 11:52 AM #46
It doesn't take long really, just have it DBAN over PXE, and do all the machines at once. Then just dispose afterwards.
Originally Posted by CyberNerd
29th April 2012, 11:58 AM #47
I seem to end up with a pile broken drives after they have been replaced.
Originally Posted by localzuk
Good method if your chucking out an entire IT suite, but for a pile of disks the pillar drill method is much faster.
29th April 2012, 01:21 PM #48
Probably not an issue most of the time, but DBAN doesn't wipe data from bad sectors. hdparm on the other hand should if you follow these instructions (or use Parted Magic as shown below).
29th April 2012, 02:04 PM #49
Realistically, it doesn't matter - no-one is ever going to try to recover data from bad sectors of disposed of hard disks from a school...
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