Drive scrubbing

Posted on 2005-04-03
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Last Modified: 2010-05-18
I am looking at purchasing a drive eraser to get rid of sensitive material so that i can dispose of unwanted pc's.  Is there an industry based product that i should be using ?
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Lee W, MVP earned 200 total points
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You can purchase things if you want.  I personally prefer Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN) - it's available from http://dban.sourceforge.net

He also has links for understanding the process and to other software if for some reason you don't think his is good enough (links to:
    *  WhiteCanyon WipeDrive.
    * New Technologies M-Sweep.
    * Paragon Disk Wiper.
    * Eagle Disk Wipe.
    * DTI Data Disk Wipe.
    * Acronis Drive Cleanser.
    * East-Tec Disk Sanitizer.
    * LSoft Active@ KillDisk.
    * CyberScrub CyberCide.
    * Think Disk Cleanser.
    * Micro2000 EraserDisk
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free and works good

Secure delete:
A good discussion and links here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Q_21314141.html#0 "Best way to format Hard Drive to ensure all confidential info is gone"


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If you want it completly destroyed you could burn it, open it and scratch it all up, or norton ghost might work.
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BCWipe from jetico.com is my choice (and free).

Chris B
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