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    DBAN fails - PCI sysfs

    Lots of web posts that say its because of an internal MMC reader, which I cant disable. I have stuck an SD card in but it still hangs.

    Anyone got any tips to get this running?

    Thanks

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    Check in the BIOS for a drive wipe function or use a different tool like the Windows Seagate tools on a live cd. DBAN also has issues with some SATA controllers and chokes.

    We have actually given up secure wipeing disks now as we encrypt laptops using bitlocker and just wipe the TPM at the end. Desktop drives usually stay with us till they flat out die.

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    Ive used Active@ Killdisk to write zeros over the drive, which was encrypted anyway. Should be irrecoverable right?

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    Yes, even with government level resources they would find it very hard if not impossible to recover the information.

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    Great, thats nice and simple and only 1hr 30 per drive 250Gb drive

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