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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    Our Site Manager has one of these and finds it quite therapeutic

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    that or a cement mixer with a few bricks in it, normally does the trick why not fit some blank new/reconditioned drives? might be more cost effective and you still have your data for safe keeping.

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    There is a clean option in the perc. Why not use that?

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    Because that's not a secure erase function and the servers and disks are not staying within his establishment.

    Ben

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    Hey @FN-GM do you know where they are going and do you trust them? Are they staying in the UK?

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    Initialise the array using the raid firmware.
    Install a temporary copy of windows7/2k8r2, ensuring the process deletes any existing partitions, and set them up fresh.
    The use the cypher tool to overwrite all free space with randomised data: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315672

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    Quote Originally Posted by psydii View Post
    Then use the cypher tool to overwrite all free space with randomised data: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315672
    A full format would also work: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941961

    The format command behavior has changed in Windows Vista. By default in Windows Vista, the format command writes zeros to the whole disk when a full format is performed. In Windows XP and in earlier versions of the Windows operating system, the format command does not write zeros to the whole disk when a full format is performed.
    See also: Overwriting Hard Drive Data: The Great Wiping Controversy

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    Thanks chaps for a new things to go on. I am going to start with the Linux route.

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    Hey @FN-GM do you know where they are going and do you trust them? Are they staying in the UK?
    @bossman is having them.
    Last edited by FN-GM; 10th March 2014 at 12:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    @bossman is have them.
    Definitely can't trust him, he's well dodgy.

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