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How can I write zero's to the hard drive?
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Question by:inlandti
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Get Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser,

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Hmm was it for this you wanted to write 0 on every track?
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another good one is D-ban boot and nuke

iso download or floppy image of a linux kernel that has many different methods of wiping a drive with configurable passes.  its good, and its also free,  and will write 0's but if its security you want,  you'll need to use a more secure method that is included.  it explains it whey you boot with it.


http://sourceforge.net/projects/dban

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I think both of us had good solutions.  I think we should split the points..


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Yeah, both solutions work fine....
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